Tim Paine


Australian chief selector to save himself from Tim Paine issue

Chief selector of Cricket Australia, George Bailey has revealed that he will be stepping aside from voting on whether Tim Paine should be in the Australian team if there is a split decision, given their personal and business relationship. Pain stepped down from captain's post instantly on Friday ahead of the Ashes series against England over a series of lewd text messages with a Tasmanian female colleague in 2017 that was about to be made public. However, Paine expressed a desire to play for Australia as a wicket-keeper in the opening Test on 8th December in Brisbane. The decision on Paine's fate is finally scheduled to be made by a three-man section committee comprising Bailey, the coach Justin Langer and recently appointed Tony Dodemaide.