Tim Paine's brother-in-law under investigation over sexting scandal

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Tim Paine's brother-in-law Shannon Tubb, pictured here at Prince Alfred College.
Tim Paine's brother-in-law Shannon Tubb has become embroiled in the scandal. Image: Getty/Facebook

The South Australian Cricket Association says it will launch an investigation into claims Tim Paine's brother-in-law Shannon Tubb also sent lewd messages to the same former employee at Cricket Tasmania.

Tubb became embroiled in the scandal on Sunday when it emerged he was also investigated over alleged messages to the same Cricket Tasmania employee the former Test captain sent explicit texts to in November 2017.

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It's understood the claims appeared in the same complaint made to Cricket Australia from representatives of the former Cricket Tasmania female employee in 2018.

They were then passed to Cricket Tasmania. Both the state and national body held investigations into Paine, who was cleared of misconduct.

It is believed Cricket Tasmania investigated the Tubb allegations, but on Monday the organisation declined to make any comment.

Tubb is married to Paine's sister and played 12 first-class games between 2000 and 2006.

He left Cricket Tasmania in 2018 and is now the head coach of the SACA's academy pathways program.

The SACA announced on Monday that it was previously unaware of the allegations and would hold its own investigation.

"Mr Tubb, who has all the required police clearances, commenced employment with SACA in 2018 as a talent coordinator and is currently employed as the head coach for the academy pathways program," the organisation said.

"Since Mr Tubb commenced employment with SACA, there have been no concerns raised directly or indirectly with the organisation in relation to his conduct.

"However, as SACA takes all matters relating to the conduct of our people very seriously, we are engaging with Cricket Tasmania and other parties as part of our own investigations into the matter before making any further comment."

Joe Root and Tim Paine, pictured here holding the urn ahead of the Ashes in 2019.
Joe Root and Tim Paine hold the urn ahead of the Ashes in 2019. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Prince Alfred College reviewing Shannon Tubb's position

Tubb is also employed by Prince Alfred College as the school's first XI cricket coach.

The school also announced in a letter on Monday that it was reviewing his position.

“I am writing to you in relation to news reports regarding our 1st XI Cricket Coach, Mr Shannon Tubb,” Principal Bradley Fenner wrote in the letter to the school’s community members.

“We were advised yesterday by a journalist that certain allegations had come to light in relation to Shannon’s time working for Cricket Tasmania. This was the first we had heard of these allegations.

“After leaving Cricket Tasmania, Shannon secured employment with the South Australian Cricket Association (SACA) during 2018. Later in the following year, Shannon applied for the part-time position of 1st XI Coach at Prince Alfred College, in addition to his ongoing work at SACA.

“He was appointed after appropriate reference checks and having received the required police clearances to work with young people. We had no concerns about Shannon’s conduct and performance during his time with us.

“In the light of this news, we are reviewing Shannon’s position with us and will advise the school community about this in due course. 

"As cricket has ended for this term, there is no coaching taking place at present.”

Fenner earlier spoke to Channel Nine, saying he was shocked to learn about the allegations against Tubb.

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