Tim Paine has announced an indefinite break from international cricket after being allegedly involved in a sex scandal case. This also means that he will not be a part of the upcoming Ashes series after announcing his retirement s captain. The first Test starts in Brisbane on December 8 and Pat Cummins has been announced as the new Test captain for the Aussies.
“Following discussions over the last 24 hours, Tim Paine has advised Cricket Tasmania that he will be taking a leave of absence from all forms of cricket for the foreseeable future,” it said in a statement.
“Confirming that [Tim Paine] is stepping away from cricket for an indefinite mental health break,” Paine’s manager James Henderson tweeted. “We are extremely concerned for his and Bonnie’s well-being and will be making no further comment at this time.”
“Cricket Tasmania will continue to support Tim and his family both professionally and personally over the summer.”
Paine was terribly sorry for his involvement in the infamous scandal controversy which has almost put an end to his cricket career. He also put out a statement on stepping down as Australia’s Test skipper after the investigation went against him.
Tim Paine’s Statement On Stepping Down As Australia’s Test Captain
He quit as Test captain a week ago over the public revelation of an exchange of allegedly sexually graphic text messages with a female colleague in 2017.
“Today, I’m announced my decision to stand down as the captain of the Australian men’s test team. It’s an incredibly difficult decision, but the right one for me, my family, and cricket. As background on my decision, nearly four years ago, I was involved in a text exchange with a then-colleague. At the time, the exchange was the subject of a thorough CA Integrity Unit investigation, throughout which I fully participated in and openly participated in,” Paine said in his statement.