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Tim Paine

Paine accuses South Africa of ball tampering right after infamous Cape Town Test

The wicketkeeper admitted he couldn't quite believe what he was seeing on TV, denying the speculation that the dressing room was aware of the plan (of sandpaper-gate scandal).

published on : 25th October 2022

Ex-Australia test captain Paine back in 1st-class cricket 

The 37-year-old Paine took a long break from the game but has been training with the Tasmania squad and made a successful return in Hobart grade cricket last weekend.

published on : 6th October 2022

Former Australia captain Tim Paine's career appears to over after omission from Tasmania squad

Tim Paine, who stepped down as Test captain when a sexting scandal broke before last summer's Ashes series, was not included in Tasmania's squad.

published on : 12th May 2022

Australia captain Paine urges Smith not to rush injury return

Smith stressed last week that Test cricket was his priority, and he was prepared to skip the T20 World Cup in October-November.

published on : 5th July 2021

Scandal-hit Australia vow 'hard but fair' series against Pakistan

The first Test is in Dubai from October 7 with the second in Abu Dhabi from October 16.

published on : 20th September 2018

After ball-tampering scandal, these five players may succeed Steve Smith as Australia cricket captain

With Steve Smith banned for at least one Test and likely to face more punishment over the ball-tampering scandal, wonder who could become Australia's next cricket captain?

published on : 27th March 2018

'Struggling with enormity' of scandal, says stand-in Aussie skipper Tim Paine

Paine was drafted in to replace Steve Smith who stood down as skipper for the remainder of the match after admitting he was the mastermind of the tampering plot.

published on : 26th March 2018

Australia jeered by South African crowd after ball-tampering

A muted chorus of boos greeted Australia when stand-in captain Tim Paine led the team out at the start of play against South Africa on Sunday in the wake of a ball-tampering scandal.

published on : 25th March 2018