Former Australia skipper Tim Paine set to return to home cricket after notorious 'sexting' scandal

Tim Paine (Photograph Supply: Twitter)

Former Australia skipper Tim Paine is ready to return to Australian First-Class cricket ten months after he had taken a break from the sport over his involvement within the notorious ‘sexting’ scandal the place he was accused by a receptionist at Cricket Tasmania of sending vulgar textual content messages courting again to 2017. The matter was investigated by Cricket Australia (CA) and Paine was discovered responsible. 

In the meantime, the veteran wicketkeeper-batter has been named in Tasmania’s squad for his or her opening Sheffield Defend fixture towards Queensland this week that might be performed in Brisbane. It now stays to be seen whether or not Tim Paine will be capable to take advantage of his second likelihood. 

It was fairly unanimous: Jeff Vaughan

“Firstly his title was on the desk for one-day cricket after which he was on the desk final week after we chosen (the Defend). And it was fairly unanimous that everybody needed one of many world’s greatest wicketkeepers into our facet,” coach Jeff Vaughan instructed​

”Now we have absolute religion and belief in Tim and his preparation. Bodily he’s in all probability within the best spot of his enjoying profession, emotionally he’s sound. He has been coaching rather well with us the final two months. Now we have bought full religion in his wicketkeeping skillset so he has ticked all the bins,” he added.

Tim Paine was all set to steer Australia within the 2021/22 version of the  Ashes at dwelling earlier than the sexting scandal compelled him to relinquish Check captaincy and take an indefinite break from the sport. Tempo sensation Pat Cummins was then appointed Australia red-ball captain and he led the hosts to a complete 4-0 win.

There was no wanting again for Australia in Check cricket since then as they’ve finished rather well underneath Cummins’ captaincy having topped the ICC Check workforce rankings and the WTC factors desk. The Aussies look agency favorites to make the ultimate of the following yr’s ICC World Check Championship.