Tim Paine takes ‘indefinite break’ from all cricket, out of Ashes

Source: ANI |Updated: Nov 26, 2021, 10:38 AM IST

Former Australia Test skipper Tim Paine has taken a “leave of absence from all forms of cricket” following his resignation as captain for the facet forward of the Ashes. Paine had introduced his resignation final week following a ‘sexting scandal’ with a former Cricket Tasmania colleague in 2017.

Cricket Tasmania on Friday launched a press release on Paine’s absence from the Marsh One-Day Cup match in opposition to Western Australia. “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,” Cricket Tasmania mentioned in a press release.

“Tim’s decision makes him unavailable for selection for today’s Marsh One-Day Cup match against Western Australia. His place in the squad will be taken by Charlie Wakim. “Cricket Tasmania will proceed to help Tim and his household each professionally and personally over the summer season,” it added.

England and Australia will lock horns within the five-match Ashes, starting December 8 on the Gabba, Brisbane. Paine’s psychological health break means he will unavailable for the primary recreation of Ashes.

Last week, Cricket Australia (CA) chairman Richard Freudenstein identified that he can’t discuss what occurred in 2018 but when it might have had occurred in 2021, the governing physique wouldn’t have made the identical resolution on Paine.

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