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Tim Paine Resigns As Australia's Test Cricket Captain Over Texting Scandal

Australia’s Test cricket captain Tim Paine has resigned following allegations he has sent a female co-worker adult messages.

Cricket Australia chairman Richard Freudenstein said in a statement, seen by NewsCorp: “Tim felt it was in the best interests of his family and Australian cricket to take this decision to step down as captain.

“The Board has accepted Tim’s resignation and will now work through a process with the National Selection Panel of identifying and appointing a new captain.”

Paine has said ''At the time, the exchange was the subject of a thorough CA Integrity Unit investigation, throughout which I fully participated in and openly participated in.''

''That investigation and a Cricket Tasmania HR investigation at the same time found that there had been no breach of the Cricket Australia Code of Conduct.''