Tim Paine (Picture Supply: Twitter)

Veteran wicketkeeper-batter Tim Paine has damaged his silence on his resignation final November, saying that Cricket Australia (CA) deserted him after the notorious sexting scandal. Paine was all set to guide the Aussies within the 2021-22 Ashes collection towards arch-rivals England earlier than the incident got here to gentle and adjusted his destiny.

The previous Take a look at skipper made these stunning revelations in his autobiography titled, ‘The Paid Worth’. Paine additionally recalled a phone dialog assembly with the then CA CEO Nick Hockley and an nameless PR marketing consultant of the nationwide cricket board after which he realised that he no had the board’s backing to guide the crew as soon as the story was out.

“We did a telephone hyperlink which included this particular person they’d employed from a public relations agency who’d apparently given recommendation to the board up to now,” Paine wrote in his guide. “He mentioned that he’d been within the newspaper recreation for a few years and this was going to be big and wouldn’t go away. I discovered it very unusual that this particular person, somebody I would by no means met and somebody who didn’t work at Cricket Australia, took the lead within the name whereas Nick, the chief govt, took a again seat”, Tim Paine wrote. 

“The marketing consultant then mentioned that one of the best ways to get forward of the story was if I stood down as captain. I used to be shocked by that, so was James. Who was this man? What did he know concerning the circumstances? That was the primary time anybody had talked about me resigning as captain. There was no manner I used to be doing that,” he added.

On the similar time, Tim Paine additionally lashed out at CA for making him a scapegoat simply to save lots of their picture from getting tarnished.

“I felt they had been pushed by the necessity to shield their picture, they’d acquired in somebody to take care of them and he’d determined that I needed to be sacrificed to save lots of them, they had been hanging me out to dry. The board had met that evening and it was clear to me that they wished to chop and run. I feel that is why they acquired Nick and the marketing consultant to name me”.

The veteran stumper was accused by a receptionist working with Cricket Tasmania for sending vulgar texts again in 2017. Paine was discovered responsible after an in depth investigation was executed by Cricket Australia. Aside from resigning because the Australian Take a look at captain, Paine additionally took an indefinite break from the sport following the incident citing psychological healtjh causes and has not donned the Take a look at jersey for the nationwide crew since then. He was succeeded by star pacer Pat Cummins who led the Aussies to a historic 4-0 triumph within the Ashes. 

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