Australia Cricket-Cricket Team Leader backs Paine to make the test back

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FILE PHOTO: Cricket – Ashes 2019 – Thursday match – England vs Australia – Kia Oval, London, England – September 14, 2019 Tim Paine of Australia during pre-match warm-up Action image via Reuters/Andrew Boyers

December 9, 2021

(Reuters) – Cricket Australia (CA) chief executive Nick Hockley hopes Tim Paine will return to the national team “as quickly as possible” after the track and field athlete resigned from the captaincy over his involvement in a football scandal. the “adultery” scandal.

Paine interrupted Australia’s Ashes’ preparations a few weeks before the start of the series when he resigned as captain before it was announced that he would be out indefinitely, citing health problems. mental health.

“Would love to see him play again, both for his state and for Australia,” Hockley told SEN boss-would-love-to-see-paine-play-for-australia-again. “We want to see him back there, playing and performing, as quickly as possible.”

Hockley added that the CA sought to assist Paine in getting through this situation.

“The head coach went down to see him. We’ve had members of our high performance setup go down (Tasmania). The Tasmanian cricket community put their arms around him,” Hockley said.

“We are all very, very concerned…so much respect Tim for making mistakes and it’s our duty now to really support him.”

Paine has also received support from Australia coach Justin Langer, who does not rule out a return to international action for the 37-year-old. .

(Reporting by Aadi Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by David Goodman) Australia Cricket-Cricket Team Leader backs Paine to make the test back

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