(Photo) Tasmania omit former Australia captain Tim Paine from domestic contracts


Aryan Surana

Tasmania haven't offered a fresh state contract to former Australia captain Tim Paine for the 2022-23 season, casting a cloud of doubt over the 37-year-old's playing career. Paine has been missing in action since stepping down as Australia captain in the aftermath of an off-field scandal, where he sent explicit messages to a female coworker at Cricket Tasmania in 2017. He took a mental health break post that and there's little clarity now over whether he will return to competitive cricket at all.