$40,000 detail emerges about woman in Tim Paine scandal

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Pictured here, Tim Paine chokes back tears addressing a 2017 sexting scandal.
More details have emerged around the 2017 sexting scandal that saw Tim Paine resign as Australia's Test captain. Pic: AAP

The woman at the centre of Tim Paine's Aussie cricket scandal reportedly asked for $40,000 and an official apology from the former Test captain, in the months after the controversy first unfolded.

The veteran wicketkeeper sensationally quit as Australia's Test captain on Friday after a historical sexting scandal from 2017 became public.

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Paine's resignation came amid revelations he was at the centre of a 2018 integrity unit investigation into lewd texts with a female Cricket Tasmania colleague, which was under David Peever's Cricket Australia (CA) administration.

The Sydney Morning Herald reports that the woman contacted CA through a legal representative in 2018 to demand an apology and a $40,000 payment to cover legal expenses relating to her exit from Cricket Tasmania.

CA says it denied the woman's request because it was deemed to be a Cricket Tasmania matter, with Paine not contracted to Cricket Australia when the texts in question were sent.

An internal Cricket Tasmania investigation was launched, as well as a CA integrity unit investigation, with Paine eventually cleared of wrongdoing after it was deemed the text messages were part of a "consensual" exchange between two adults.

Cricket Tasmania said in its initial statement on Friday: “The allegations raised against Tim Paine by a former Cricket Tasmania employee were only brought to the attention of Cricket Tasmania when formal charges of theft were laid against that employee in mid-2018.

“Cricket Tasmania Chairman, Andrew Gaggin, said there was no complaint raised at the time of the incident in November 2017, nor when the employee’s position with the organisation was terminated.”

Tim Paine's brother-in-law linked to scandal

In a further twist to the scandal, Paine's brother-in-law, Shannon Tubb, has also been dragged into the scandal, with The Herald Sun reporting that he allegedly sent a number of lewd messages to the same woman.

Tubb is married to Paine's sister.

Shannon Tubb, a former Tasmanian cricket player, is also embroiled in the alleged texting scandal involving his brother-in-law Tim Paine. (Pic: Facebook)
Shannon Tubb, a former Tasmanian cricket player, is also embroiled in the alleged texting scandal involving his brother-in-law Tim Paine. (Pic: Facebook)

The alleged incident took place in 2018 and Tubb has since left a coaching role at Cricket Tasmania.

He then joined Prince Alfred College in 2019 as First XI Coach.

On Monday, school principal Bradley Fenner said the school was not aware of the alleged incident when hiring him.

In a statement released Monday, Prince Alfred school says it was "reviewing Shannon's position with us", despite having "no concerns about Shannon's conduct and performance during his time with us".

Meanwhile, former CA chairman Peever hit out at the current board, accusing it of abandoning the fallen Test captain.

In an angry statement, Peever accused CA of a knee-jerk reaction and hit back at new chairman Richard Freudenstein's claims the current board would have taken the captaincy off Paine three years ago.

It was under Peever's administration that Paine was cleared of any misconduct following the 2018 integrity unit investigation.

Former CA chair hits out after criticism

Peever said it was unfair for Paine to be cleared of misconduct in 2018, only to have a new board say he should have been punished now following Friday's resignation.

"I'm disappointed to see a current chairman publicly criticising decisions of a previous board, several members of whom are still on the board and were part of the 2018 decision," Peever said.

"I'm also very disappointed at the way Tim Paine had been treated by Cricket Australia.

"Tim has been an incredible servant of the game and took over the leadership of the national team in the most difficult of circumstances.

"He has led with distinction for more than three years. He deserves Cricket Australia's loyalty and not to be abandoned at this time."

Freudenstein's comments on Saturday essentially claimed that while the findings of the investigation were still correct, Peever's board should have held Paine to a higher account as captain.

But Peever questioned how any decisions could be made if the texts were found to be private, consensual and not an act of misconduct.

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