Tim Paine quits as Australia Test captain


Another Australia men’s captain has lost his job in dramatic circumstances

Late last week, the Australia men’s team lurched into another crisis with the resignation of Tim Paine as captain following the emergence of explicit messages he sent to a female colleague in 2017. Pat Cummins is in line to replace him although Paine wants to continue as a player.

November 23

News – Cricket Tasmania furious at Cricket Australia’s treatment of Tim Paine
Video – Cummins’ team-mates endorse his captaincy credentials

November 22

News – Tim Paine makes playing comeback after resignation drama

November 21

News – Former Cricket Australia chair hits out handling of Tim Paine scandal
News -Tim Paine knew explicit messages could emerge at any time

November 20

Comment – No wishing away the issues as England and Australia brace for Scandal Ashes
News – Not removing Paine in 2018 ‘clearly sent the wrong message’, says CA board chairman
Analysis – Cummins faces rocky transition into Australia captaincy

November 19

News – Tim Paine quits as Australia Test captain after explicit messages to female co-worker emerge
News – Tim Paine’s full resignation statement
Video – ‘I’m deeply sorry that my past behaviour has impacted our game on the eve of the Ashes’
Comment – Paine scandal fallout: CA left with reputational and cricketing questions to answer
Timeline – The twists and turns of Tim Paine’s international career