Tim Paine Controversy: Australian Test team captain Tim Paine has resigned after the controversy. Although he can see playing during the Ashes series. Australian cricketers
Sorry for sending obscene pictures and lewd messages
Supporting Tim Paine, the Australian Cricketers Association (ACA) said on Friday that it is sad. That this wicketkeeper felt the need to resign as the Test captain of the team. Pan decided to step down from the captaincy, expressing regret for sending his obscene pictures and lewd messages to a female colleague. This case is from 2017 and after which he got a clean chit in the investigation of Cricket Australia (CA) and Cricket Tasmania.
Tim Paine said in the statement
The ACA said in its statement that we respect the decision taken by Tim Paine. But we disappointed that he felt the need to resign as the captain of the Australian Test team. He said, ‘It is regrettable. It was such a mistake which was a mutual matter between two persons. Tim had fully cooperated with Cricket Australia’s investigation in 2018, in which he acquitte.
Support the team in difficult times
The ACA said, ‘Tim humbly upheld the dignity of the award that comes with the rank of the Australian captain. He played this role well in the difficult times of Australian cricket. Tim has clearly made a mistake though. But he will continue to get the full support of the ACA.’ PAN will be available for selection even after stepping down from the captaincy.
According to the information, fast bowler Pat Cummins can go as the new captain for the Ashes series starting from 8 December. However, it has not officially announced yet.