Cricket: Australia captain Paine embroiled in ‘sexting’ scandal – media

Ashes 2019 - Fifth Test - England v Australia
FILE PHOTO: Cricket - Ashes 2019 - Fifth Test - England v Australia - Kia Oval, London, Britain - September 12, 2019 - Australia's Tim Paine drops a catch. Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs

November 19, 2021

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia captain Tim Paine has been investigated by governing body Cricket Australia for sending a female co-worker a string of lewd text messages and an inappropriate photo, media said on Friday.

Cricket Australia was unable to provide immediate comment but said Paine would hold a media conference in Hobart at 2:30 p.m. (0330 GMT).

(Reporting by Ian Ransom; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)