Tim Paine
Tim Paine (Image Credit: Twitter)

Tim Paine’s brother Nick, has slammed the Australian cricket board after their Ashes win over rivals England. They won the series 4-0 after winning the fifth and final Test in Hobart. Meanwhile, Paine is out of cricket at the moment after he was stripped off captaincy following his sexting scandal with a Cricket Tasmania co-worker in 2017. What followed was some tough reaction from the public and the Australian Cricket Board after which he had to move away from the game for the time being.

Tim Paine was handed over the captaincy in 2018 post the infamous ball-tampering scandal in Cape Town Test in 2018. Without the likes of Steve Smith and David Warner, Paine worked hard behind regrouping the team and the players to form a strong team again.

Taking to Twitter, Nick Paine, Tim’s brother said that it was tough to watch the Australian team rejoicing in the absence of Tim Paine. He also said that Paine deserved a farewell game at his home ground in Hobart.

“Pretty hard to watch this knowing full well that one of the key people in resurrecting the reputation of Cricket Australia and this team was shafted by that very same organisation because of a personal mistake he made nearly 4 years ago,.He deserved this send off on his home ground in front of his family, friends and his long time supporters,” Nick Paine tweeted.

Nick further had a shoutout to Cricket Australia and slammed the organisation of showing double standards in Paine’s case.

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“It’s just a real shame that one mistake in life (that the person was cleared and exonerated by an inquiry) can end a kids dream but then for others who make then, they come back and it’s all ok an in a way forgotten. Double standards from an organisation that clearly doesn’t have the back of its people.A local boy on his local ground in front of his people. Gut wrenching stuff,” he added

Paine has so far played 35 Tests, 35 ODIs and 12 T20 internationals for Australia scoring over 2500 runs across formats.

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Anshuman Roy

A Hardcore Cricket Enthusiast Having Previously Worked With Cricwizz, Circle of Cricket, Times Now, The Quint, Cricfit and Now With Cricket Addictor.