ACA Statement regarding Australian Captain Tim Paine's post SCG Test remarks

12 January, 2021

The ACA commends Australian Test Cricket Captain Tim Paine for his post SCG Test Match reflections.

"It took courage for Tim to accept responsibility in the way that he has today," ACA President Shane Watson said.

"Even great leaders get it wrong sometimes. The key to leadership is to face the issues, accept responsibility and be better next time. Tim has done that. And he should be commended for doing so," said Watson.

ACA Chairman Greg Dyer added that Tim had confirmed his status as a courageous leader.

"We are all human. Tim has always set the highest standards.

"Tim has been a brilliant captain and that must not be forgotten and his comments today show exactly the true quality of the man.

"We are witnessing an incredible series between two great teams. Both groups of players are managing high levels of bubble fatigue off the field and putting on cricket ‘for the ages’ on the field. Tim is leading these efforts and his comments today demonstrate his deep commitment to getting it right in the future,” said Dyer.

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