Friday, 21 January, 2022
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Australian Test captain Paine quits over texting scandal

Tim Paine announced his shock resignation as Australian Test cricket captain on Friday over what he described as an inappropriate "private text exchange" with a then-colleague.

"I'm sorry for any damage that this does to the reputation of our sport," said a tearful Paine, as he announced he was stepping down from a role that he described as "the greatest privilege" of his life.