Tim Paine is stepping away from cricket for an “indefinite mental health break”, his supervisor mentioned on Friday, leaving Australia’s Ashes preparations in disarray per week after the wicketkeeper’s resignation from the captaincy. Tim Paine takes indefinite psychological well being break from cricket (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSTim Paine takes indefinite psychological well being break from cricketPaine is ready to overlook the Ashes collection in opposition to EnglandPaine resigned as Australia captain after getting embroiled in a scandalFormer Australia Test captain Tim Paine is prone to miss the complete Ashes collection after his supervisor introduced that he’s taking an indefinite psychological well being break from the sport. The information comes per week after Paine tearfully give up as captain after revelations of a scandal involving the sending of inappropriate texts to a feminine co-worker in 2017.
Paine was as a consequence of play for Tasmania in a home one-day match in Hobart on Friday within the lead-up to the primary Ashes Test in Brisbane on Dec. 8, however can be unavailable for the “foreseeable future”, the state’s cricket affiliation mentioned.”Confirming that @tdpaine36 is stepping away from cricket for an indefinite mental health break,” Paine’s supervisor James Henderson wrote in a social media put up. “We are extremely concerned about his and (wife) Bonnie’s well-being and will be making no further comment at this time.”Cricket Australia, which named quick bowler Pat Cummins as Paine’s alternative on Friday, mentioned Paine suggested them he can be ‘stepping away from cricket for a time period.””We acknowledge that that is an extremely troublesome time for Tim and his household and are dedicated to supporting them,” Cricket Australia chief executive Nick Hockley said in a statement.”We respect and perceive Tim’s resolution to have a break right now to deal with his and his household’s well-being.”Paine’s teammates had been hoping for the wicketkeeper to play on Dec. 8 — his thirty seventh birthday — when Australia’s five-Test collection in opposition to England begins in Brisbane. As of Thursday, the veteran was scheduled to affix the take a look at squad this weekend.Click right here for IndiaToday.in’s full protection of the coronavirus pandemic.