Tim Paine takes leave of absence from cricket, Pat Cummins to be named Australian captain

  * News puts Paine in serious doubt for Ashes series against England * Comes a week after he stepped down as Australia’s Test captainTim Paine will take an indefinite leave of absence from all cricket “for the foreseeable future”, throwing into serious doubt the former Australian Test captain’s availability for the Ashes and his future in the international game. It comes amid news Pat Cummins will – as widely expected – be named by Cricket Australia as his successor on Friday and Steve Smith his deputy. The board reportedly met and made the decision on Thursday night before notifying both candidates. Continue reading... .. Full story on theguardian.com 

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