Tim Paine sexting case: 5 other players who were accused of scandals

Tim Paine has been accused of sexting case as he resigns from captaining Australia in the Ashes Test series starting from December 8.

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Tim Paine found himself in hot waters after an inappropriate conversation between him and a woman came into the light. The veteran wicketkeeper-batter was accused of sexting case. He sent unsolicited explicit images to a female colleague back in 2017. Following an investigation in the matter, Paine resigned as Australia's Test captain. He admits that his actions don't meet the standard of the massive role.

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As far as the matter is concerned, Paine sent those explicit messages to a then colleague at Cricket Tasmania back on the eve of the first Ashes Test in 2017. Notably, that series marked Paine's comeback in the Test team after a long halt of seven years. As per reports, the women and Paine were in regular touch throughout the year. However, the correspondence gradually became flirtatious between the two.

Tim Paine was married when this incident took place

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It's an incredibly difficult decision, but the right one for me, my family, and cricket," Paine said. "As background on my decision, nearly four years ago, I was involved in a text exchange with a then-colleague.

"At the time, the exchange was the subject of a thorough CA integrity unit investigation, throughout which I fully participated in and openly participated in. Although exonerated, I deeply regretted this incident at the time, and still do today."

Cricket Australia's statement said its board had accepted Paine's resignation and will look to appoint a new test captain. Now, let's see the other 4 sexting cases in sports history so far.

Chelsea and England footballer John Terry affair with Vanessa Perroncel

Lingerie model Vanessa Perroncel and girlfriend of Chelsea footballer Wayne Bridge had an affair with his teammate John Terry.

Shane Warne sexting scandal ended relation with Elizabeth Hurley

Former Australia leg-spinner Shane Warne's relationship with Elizabeth Hurley came to an end after a sexting scandal with Adele Angeleri.

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Tiger Woods and his sex addiction

Golfer Tiger Woods' car crash in 2009 led to focus on his infidelity. Woods admitted to being unfaithful to his wife Elin Nordegren and even got treatment for sex addiction.

Erin Andrews 'peephole' case

In 2008, Michael David Barrett filmed ESPN reporter Erin Andrews in her hotel room through peepholes at the Nashville Marriott adjacent to Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, and the Radisson Airport Hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

On July 16, 2009, one of these videos, in which Andrews appeared totally nude, was posted online and quickly went viral. On March 7, 2016, after a two-week trial, the jury awarded Andrews $55 million in a case filed against Nashville Marriott.

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Statement from Cricket Australia about Tim Paine's sexting case :

Cricket Australia said in a statement, "The Board has accepted Tim's resignation and will now work through a process with the national selection panel of identifying and appointing a new captain. While the Board acknowledges an investigation cleared Tim of any breach of the code of conduct regarding this matter some years ago, we respect his decision."

Paine said he didn't want the scandal to become "an unwelcome disruption to the team ahead of what is a huge Ashes series."

Veteran pacer Pat Cummins is likely to take over the captaincy role of the side. However, just three weeks remain for the first Ashes Test on December 8. Cummins will become Australia's 47th Test captain. Meanwhile, he will become the first fast bowler to lead an Australian Test team in 65 years.

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