Tim Paine steps down as Australian Skipper following an off-field scandal
Tim Paine quits captaincy following a huge scandal
Tim Paine has called his time as the Australian captain after the wicket-keeper batsman was part of a scandal four years back. The former Australian red ball captain in an official statement mentioned about this off-field scandal and also mentioned the reason why he thinks it’s important to step down as the captain.
The story as told is four years old. Tim communicated that to his family and things were back on track but he recently came to know that everything is going to get public. He immediately called his time and resigned from his duty.
In the official statement he said, “Although exonerated I deeply regretted this incident at the time and still do today. I spoke to my wife and family at the time and am enormously grateful for their forgiveness and support. We thought this incident was behind us and I could focus entirely on the team as I have done for the last three or four years”.
He further added, “I believe that it is the right decision for me to stand down as captain effectively immediately. I do not want this to become an unwelcome disruption to the team ahead of what is a huge Ashes series”.
Paine also asked for forgiveness from all the Australian fans. In his absence, Pat Cummins is all set to lead the Australian side in the upcoming Ashes. What all this will do to the team for the upcoming Ashes is a different story but what’s important is that the scandal is just not coming from the team. After the sandpaper incident, this sexting scandal by their captain is once again giving them a very bad image. The current T20 champions need to put their best foot forward in order to improve their image in the cricketing world.
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