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Tim Paine sexting scandal: Ricky Ponting and Nathan Lyon make BIG statements of former captain

Tim Paine sexting scandal: Ricky Ponting and Nathan Lyon make BIG statements of former captain | Cricket Information

Tim Paine stood down from the function final Friday after media revelations he had been investigated and cleared over sexually specific textual content messages despatched to a feminine former colleague at Cricket Tasmania in 2017.
“I believe it inevitably will (be a distraction). He is made an enormous name for himself, for Australian cricket and for the betterment of the Australian cricket group. But it surely’s not going to go away,” Ricky Ponting advised a Cricket Australia web site.
“As a lot as we might all like to see it go away and there comes a degree the place it is by no means talked about, it is inevitable that it should be there. Sadly for Tim he will get requested about it all over the place he goes … It is going to blow over and hopefully it passes in sufficient time to have some actually good clear headspace going into Brisbane (for the primary check).”
Tim Paine with the reverse sweep for 4 off Nathan Lyon’s bowling! #SheffieldShield
— (@cricketcomau) March 21, 2021
Australia spinner Nathan Lyon performed down the affect Paine’s presence would have on the group. “I do not see it as a distraction in any respect,” Lyon advised reporters on Thursday. “On the finish of the day we’re skilled athletes, we all know what we have got to do and the way we have got to go about it.”
The Ashes begins on December 8 on the Gabba. Ponting stated Alex Carey may exchange Paine as wicketkeeper if the 36-year-old is dropped however backed Josh Inglis, who has but to make his worldwide debut, to be the long-term successor behind the stumps.
“I am on document saying I really like Inglis. I believe he will be a very good cricketer for Australia for a very long time in no matter format they decide him in first, whether or not its T20s, one-dayers or check cricket,” added Ponting.
Lyon, nevertheless, stated he needed Paine behind the stumps. “The selectors stated that we had been going to choose the very best out there 11 and in my eyes Tim Paine is the very best keeper on the earth,” he stated. “That is very egocentric from a bowler’s perspective. I need the very best gloveman behind the stumps.”
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