Cummins interview for Cricket Australia Test captaincy: Report

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Sydney [Australia], 24 November (ANI): On Wednesday, Pacer Pat Cummins was interviewed by a Cricket Australia panel for the position of Test captain of the men’s cricket team. According to a report in the Sydney Morning Herald, Steve Smith was also interviewed for the role of Test assistant captain. The whole process has brought Cricket Australia one step closer to unveiling Cummins as their next Test captain.

If Smith were indeed made vice-captain, he would return to the leadership role for the first time since Sandpaper Gate in 2018.

Cummins and Smith appeared before a committee made up of selectors George Bailey and Tony Dodemaide, CEO Nick Hockley, chairman Richard Freudenstein, and board member Mel Jones.

Australian head coach Justin Langer is not part of the panel chosen by Cricket Australia (CA) to select the next Test captain.

All captaincy candidates will be interviewed by the joint committee where they will be asked to share their vision for the men’s Test team.

Tim Paine stepped down as captain of the team ahead of the much anticipated Ashes opener. According to cricket.com.au, Paine announced his resignation as Test captain in 2017 following the disclosure of his alleged ‘having sex’ with a former Cricket Tasmanian colleague.

Paine said he “deeply regrets” the incident and is “extremely grateful” to his wife and family for the forgiveness.

“I spoke with my wife and family at the time and am so grateful for their forgiveness and support. We thought this incident was over and I could focus entirely on the team as I have been doing for the past three or four years. cricket.com.au quotes Paine. (ANI)

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