Australia's Tim Paine quits Test captaincy following sexting scandal

Australia's Test captain Tim Paine has resigned from captaincy just weeks ahead of Ashes 2021 series which begins down under after being embroiled in a sexting scandal. Australian media reported on Friday (November 19) that Paine sent a former Cricket Tasmania employee a “d*** pic” and a series of lewd messages on the eve of the 2017/18 Ashes series.

According to the News Corp report, the woman claimed she was offended by “Mr Paine’s sexually explicit, unwelcome and unsolicited photograph of his genitals in addition to the graphic sexual comments”.