Cricket Australia (CA) president Richard Freudenstein on Saturday admitted that the board had made a mistake in not releasing Tim Paine from the Test captaincy after a preliminary inquiry into the sending of lewd messages to a female colleague. Paine decided to step down as captain on Friday, expressing regret for sending obscene photos and lewd messages to a female colleague. “I can’t talk about the 2018 decision, I wasn’t there,” Freudenstein said in a joint press conference with CA CEO Nick Hockley. But I am saying based on facts. In today’s time, the board does not take that kind of decision.
“I accept that that decision clearly sent the wrong message that this behavior is acceptable and will not have serious consequences,” he said. The role of the captain of the Australian cricket team should be of high standard.” This case dates back to 2017 and after which he got a clean chit in the investigation of Cricket Australia and Cricket Tasmania. Paine was appointed captain of the team in 2018 following a ball-tampering controversy on the tour of South Africa.
Freudenstein said, “While the code of conduct is appropriate, it is important to note that a lot of things have changed over time.” send obscene messages with That woman had left the job in 2017 itself. In this case, former veteran cricketer Mark Waugh has said that he no longer sees Tim Paine’s career progressing. At the same time, Ed Cowen said that Tim Paine should have retired on Friday itself.