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Tim Paine sexting scandal: Cricket Australia is back in the gutter AND it’s getting covered again

Preparations for Ashes of Australia have turned into chaos after Captain Tim Paine resigned with immediate effect in the wake of a vile sexting scandal.

The Paine debacle is just the latest controversy to shake Cricket Australia, coming three years after the governing body promised to clean up its performance in the wake of Sandpapergate.

Incredibly, Paine’s lewd text messages, many of which are too obscene to post, also occurred in 2018 and were covered up by Cricket Australia despite their promise to change only three months prior.

Australia's test cricket captain Tim Paine, a father of two who has been married to his wife Bonnie (pictured together) for five years, stepped down as captain amid a sexting scandal.

Australia’s test cricket captain Tim Paine, a father of two who has been married to his wife Bonnie (pictured together) for five years, stepped down as captain amid a sexting scandal.

Bonnie, Paine's wife, was aware of the messages at the time, but decided to follow him.

Bonnie, Paine's wife, was aware of the messages at the time, but decided to follow him.

Bonnie, Paine’s wife, was aware of the messages at the time, but decided to follow him.

Paine announced his resignation in a statement Friday and held a tearful press conference.

Paine announced his resignation in a statement Friday and held a tearful press conference.

Paine announced his resignation in a statement Friday and held a tearful press conference.

Paine, 36, sent a photo of his penis to a co-worker along with a series of lewd text messages in 2017.

Paine, 36, sent a photo of his penis to a co-worker along with a series of lewd text messages in 2017.

Paine, 36, sent a photo of his penis to a co-worker along with a series of lewd text messages in 2017.

Paine was chosen to lead his country in all forms of the game after former captain Steve Smith, as well as David Warner, were banned for 12 months from national and international cricket, while Cameron Bancroft was punished with a nine-month suspension. months.

Cricket Australia learned of the Paine sexting scandal only three months later, and the governing body investigated the married father of two after the woman complained.

Incredibly, he was acquitted of misconduct and the matter was kept under wraps, and he led his country on the cricket field for the next three years.

Paine, 36, sent a photo of his penis to a co-worker along with a series of obscene text messages.

‘Do you want to taste my dick? F ** k me, I’m really hard, ‘read one of the messages sent to the Cricket Tasmania clerk.

Paine held a press conference at 2.30pm on Friday in which he tearfully apologized and announced that he would resign.

“It is an incredibly difficult decision, but the right one for me, my family and cricket,” he said. Paine is available to be selected for The Ashes series, but his place on the team is hanging by a thread.

The lewd messages were sent on November 22 and 23, 2017, the eve and morning of the first Ash Test at Gabba in Brisbane.

`` I spoke with my wife at the time and I am enormously grateful for her forgiveness, '' Paine said.

`` I spoke with my wife at the time and I am enormously grateful for her forgiveness, '' Paine said.

“ I spoke with my wife at the time and I am enormously grateful for her forgiveness, ” Paine said.

Bonnie is a cosmetic nurse in cosmetic surgery at Sanctum Medical Aesthetics in Hobart.

Bonnie is a cosmetic nurse in cosmetic surgery at Sanctum Medical Aesthetics in Hobart.

She forgave Paine after learning of the sexting scandal in 2017

She forgave Paine after learning of the sexting scandal in 2017

Bonnie is a cosmetic nurse in cosmetic surgery at Sanctum Medical Aesthetics in Hobart.

Tim Paine’s Lewd Text Exchange

[Evening of November 22, 2017]

PAINE: I like the good girl … but this one sounds interesting.

WOMAN: When I am well, I am well. When I am bad, I am brilliant.

PAIN: Brilliantly wrong?

[Morning of November 23, hours before Paine took to the field]

WOMAN: I will think bad things about you while we watch television.

PAINE: I’m breaking down! Ha ha. Naughty thoughts like what? I’m about to yank something firm …

WOMAN: Ha, sorry, I’m getting ready for work … it’s a great day for us kids.

PAINE: Do you want to taste my ass? F *** me, I’m seriously tough.

WOMAN: I thought we were resting our hands.

PAINE: I can’t rest when I’m so hard !! I need to relieve the tension … Finish me with those lips then;)

[Paine then sends a photo of his penis]

PAINE: Finish me right now!

Cricket Australia did not learn of the messages until after Paine was appointed captain of the test in March 2018 in the wake of the ball handling scandal.

Australian cricket is never far from being an explosive press conference, with Sandpapergate and the Paine debacle just two in a long list of discrepancies over the years.

In the mid-1990s, Shane Warne and Mark Waugh were fined after receiving money from ‘John’, the bookmaker, an Indian agent who paid both players in exchange for information about the pitch and weather in the one that Australia played.

The scandal was only discovered by members of the media in 1998, after which it erupted further as it was revealed that the Australian Cricket Board had tried to cover up the incident.

In 2003, Warne made headlines again and was forced to quit the game for 12 months after testing positive for banned diuretic drugs, despite saying he took a diet tablet provided by his mother.

“I feel like I’m a victim of anti-doping hysteria,” Warne said after the ban was passed.

“I also want to repeat: I have never taken any performance enhancing drugs and never will.”

In January 2003, Darren Lehmann, who would later become the Australian coach, was suspended five games after a racist insult against the Sri Lankan team.

After being exhausted in a one-day game against Sir Lanka in Brisbane, Lehmann marched into the Australian dressing room where he was heard saying in the direction of the Sri Lankan reserve players and management: “C *** s, c ** * s, you fucking black c *** s. “

In 1999, up-and-coming star hitter Ricky Ponting led a press conference with a black eye after being knocked out of Australia’s one-day squad.

Australian captain Steve Smith was forced to resign from his team leadership in 2018

Australian captain Steve Smith was forced to resign from his team leadership in 2018

Australian captain Steve Smith was forced to resign from his team leadership in 2018

Australia's Cameron Bancroft handles the ball during the third test match between South Africa and Australia.  He was later suspended for nine months for trying to mistreat a side.

Australia's Cameron Bancroft handles the ball during the third test match between South Africa and Australia.  He was later suspended for nine months for trying to mistreat a side.

Australia’s Cameron Bancroft handles the ball during the third test match between South Africa and Australia. He was later suspended for nine months for trying to mistreat a side.

The talented Tasmanian captain and future Australian had been knocked unconscious in a fight at a Sydney nightclub in the early hours of the morning.

At the press conference, Ponting said he had no recollection of the incident at the Bourbon & Beefsteak bar in Kings Cross, admitted he had a problem with alcohol and said he would seek advice.

And perhaps the most famous controversy remains the fateful day in 1981 when Australian captain Greg Chappell ordered his brother Trevor to hit a shot at New Zealand batter Brian McKechnie to deny him the chance of reaching a six in the tie during a game. of a day at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

In the mid-1990s, Shane Warne (center) and Mark Waugh (left) were fined after receiving money from 'John', the bookie, an Indian agent who paid players in exchange for information.

In the mid-1990s, Shane Warne (center) and Mark Waugh (left) were fined after receiving money from 'John', the bookie, an Indian agent who paid players in exchange for information.

In the mid-1990s, Shane Warne (center) and Mark Waugh (left) were fined after receiving money from ‘John’, the bookie, an Indian agent who paid players in exchange for information.

In January 2003, Darren Lehmann, who would later become the Australian coach, was suspended five games after a racist insult against the Sri Lankan team.

In January 2003, Darren Lehmann, who would later become the Australian coach, was suspended five games after a racist insult against the Sri Lankan team.

In January 2003, Darren Lehmann, who would later become the Australian coach, was suspended five games after a racist insult against the Sri Lankan team.

The fateful day in 1981 when Australian captain Greg Chappell ordered his brother Trevor to throw an armpit bowl at New Zealand batter Brian McKechnie to deny him a chance to score six draws during a one-day match at Melbourne Cricket Ground.

The fateful day in 1981 when Australian captain Greg Chappell ordered his brother Trevor to throw an armpit bowl at New Zealand batter Brian McKechnie to deny him a chance to score six draws during a one-day match at Melbourne Cricket Ground.

The fateful day in 1981 when Australian captain Greg Chappell ordered his brother Trevor to throw an armpit bowl at New Zealand batter Brian McKechnie to deny him a chance to score six draws during a one-day match at Melbourne Cricket Ground.

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