Tim Paine takes indefinite mental health break
Tim Paine takes an indefinite leave from Cricket
Former Australian red ball captain, Tim Paine is taking an indefinite leave from all forms of cricket. This decision comes after the wicket-keeper batsman was involved in a sexting scandal in 2017. Paine has already admitted that he is at fault and relinquished his role as a captain earlier in this month and news now have come in that the Australian will be dropping himself from all forms of cricket citing mental health reasons.
Paine who was supposed to represent Tasmania in a couple of games before joining the Australian camp has decided this and in an official statement, Cricket Tasmania has confirmed this. The statement reads, “Following discussions over in 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. Cricket Tasmania will continue to support Tim and his family both professionally and personally over the summer”.
This decision of his will rule him out of the heavyweight Ashes series coming forward. He might even lose his place in the Australian cricket team as young Josh Inglis is a very good player and is very likely to replace Paine in the test team. Pat Cummins is all set to become the captain of the test side with Steve Smith as the Vice Captain. A new era is starting in Australia and Paine unfortunately won’t be a part of it. If this decision is solely taken by him then it’s a very brave decision and we hope Paine recovers well mentally and we hope to see him in the field as soon as possible.
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