Paine scandal last straw for fed-up players

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Tim Paine's Australian teammates are reportedly unhappy astatine the mode Cricket Australia has dealt with the situation surrounding the erstwhile Test captain.

Paine resigned connected Friday amidst a sexting scandal, contempt having been cleared by an probe successful 2018.

The Sydney Morning Herald reports that players consciousness they are not adequately supported by CA successful times of trouble.

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That was evident connected the weekend, erstwhile CA president Richard Freudenstein said the existent committee would person sacked Paine had they been successful complaint successful 2018.

Herald cricket writer Andrew Wu told Radio 2GB's Ben Fordham that the players person had enough.

"They consciousness arsenic if it's a proceedings by media, that Cricket Australia is responding to the nationalist backlash," helium said.

"(CA) saying connected the play that if the circumstances had arisen again they'd person made a antithetic decision.

"They (the players) conscionable consciousness similar they get fto down by Cricket Australia.

"Whenever times get a small spot pugnacious they consciousness similar the committee don't basal by them."

Tim Paine stood down arsenic skipper connected Friday. (Getty)

According to the Herald, the Paine saga is the latest successful a drawstring of incidents wherever the players consciousness fto down by caput office, notably dissatisfaction implicit the mode CA addressed concerns surrounding manager Justin Langer, refusal to see softening the ball-tampering bans handed down to Steve Smith and David Warner, and the disfigured 2017 wage dispute.

CA is warring fires connected a fig of fronts astatine the moment, with Cricket Tasmania launching an bonzer onslaught connected the governing assemblage implicit Paine's sacking.

"At a clip erstwhile CA should person supported Tim, helium was evidently regarded arsenic dispensable. The attraction afforded to the Australian Test skipper by Cricket Australia has been appalling, and the worst since Bill Lawry implicit 50 years ago," CT president Andrew Gaggin said.

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