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Tim Paine: Former Australia captain to take immediate break from the game

Former Australia Test captain Tim Paine is set to miss the Ashes series against England after announcing he will take an immediate break from cricket. The wicketkeeper stepped down as skipper last week over a historical investigation into sexually explicit texts which he sent to a female colleague in 2017.
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Tim Paine: Former Australia captain taking 'leave of absence' from cricket

Australia's Tim Paine is taking a leave of absence from all forms of cricket for 'the foreseeable future', with the Ashes just two weeks away. Paine stood down as captain last Friday after media revelations he had been investigated and cleared over sexually explicit text messages sent to a female former colleague at Cricket Tasmania in 2017.
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Tim Paine treatment ‘appalling’ in Australia captaincy scandal, says Cricket Tasmania chairman

Cricket Tasmania chairman Andrew Gaggin condemned Cricket Australia’s “appalling” treatment of Tim Paine on Tuesday, saying he should never have been put in a position where he felt he had to resign as Australia’s Test captain.Paine stood down from the role last Friday after sexually explicit text messages he sent to a female former colleague at Cricket Tasmania in 2017 were leaked to the media.The 36-year-old wicketkeeper, who has represented Tasmania since the 2005/6 season, had been exonerated by a Cricket Australia integrity review into the matter soon after becoming Test skipper in 2018.“In conversations I have had in recent...
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Tim Paine: Nathan Lyon is latest Australia player to support former captain

Spinner Nathan Lyon is the latest Australia player to voice his support for Tim Paine after the wicketkeeper resigned from the captaincy just weeks before the Ashes series begins. Paine resigned on Friday over a historical investigation into sexually explicit texts to a female colleague but remains in the squad...
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‘Ready to play cricket’: former Australia Test captain Tim Paine returns to action

Tim Paine has returned to the field for the first time since sensationally quitting as Australia’s Test skipper and remains firmly committed to playing in the Ashes. The 36-year-old stepped down as Test captain on Friday after it was revealed he sent “private” messages to a Cricket Tasmania colleague in 2017. Paine has not played a competitive match since 6 April and had neck surgery in September.
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