Tim Paine Off-Field Scandal

The current Cricket Australia board would not have endorsed Tim Paine as Test captain if the information around

Tim Paine Off-Field Scandal

his explicit text messages to a female colleague in 2018 had been available, the chairman of the body has said.

Tim Paine Off-Field Scandal

Paine resigned on Friday when details of the code of conduct case, which cleared him of wrongdoing, was made public.

Tim Paine Off-Field Scandal

There has been considerable turnaround in the board and executive of CA since that time, with

Tim Paine Off-Field Scandal

neither current chairman Richard Freudenstein or chief executive Nick Hockley with the organisation three years ago - although an overlap remains.

Tim Paine Off-Field Scandal

"While I cannot speak about the original decision-making in 2018, what I can say is that faced with the same circumstances and with the benefit of all the relevant information about this matter,

Tim Paine Off-Field Scandal

Cricket Australia would not make the same decisions today," Freudenstein said in a statement at the beginning of a press conference on Saturday.

Tim Paine Off-Field Scandal

Paine had been central to CA's attempts to forge the men's team in a new image after the ball-tampering scandal but

Tim Paine Off-Field Scandal

despite the nature of his exit from the captaincy there is confidence that any gains won't be undone.