Tim Paine took over the Australian test cricket team captaincy following one of the country’s biggest and most embarrassing international scandals.
He’s lost it following a more personal indiscretion.
Paine quit as test captain on after being investigated by Cricket Australia for sending explicit text messages to a female co-worker four years ago.
Veteran wicketkeeper Paine was named in a News Corp. report as being at the center of the sexting scandal. The 36-year-old Paine had appeared before media in Adelaide to announce he was resigning the captaincy but wanted to remain a member of the test squad.
Paine has revealed that he was aware that at some point of time, this issue will come out in the open.
“I thought the issue was dealt with, but it always popped up around a big series, or at the start of the cricket season. Over the last three years, there have been numerous times where media agencies have put to us that they had evidence, yet they never chose to write it. But I knew it was going to come out at some point, as much as I didn’t want it to,” said Paine to The Herald Sun.