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Australia's Test captain Tim Paine quits over explicit messages to female colleague

Telegraph, 19 Nov 2021
Tim Paine has resigned as Australia's Test captain on the eve of the Ashes after an investigation by Cricket Australia into explicit messages he sent to a colleague.

Paine told a press conference in Hobart on Thursday that he would give up the captaincy after admitting a text exchange with a female co-worker at Cricket Tasmania in 2017.

The 36-year-old, who has captained Australia's Test team since Steve Smith quit over the ball-tampering scandal in 2018, insisted he had not breached Cricket Australia's conduct rules over the messages but said the decision was right for the reputation of the sport.

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