EFESydney, Australia

Former Australia Test captain Tim Paine Friday announced an immediate indefinite break from all forms of cricket following a probe into sexually explicit texts that he allegedly sent to a female colleague four years ago.

“Tim Paine has advised Cricket Tasmania that he will be taking a leave of absence from all forms of cricket for the foreseeable future,” a Cricket Tasmania statement said.

“Cricket Tasmania will continue to support Tim and his family both professionally and personally over the summer.”

Paine, 36, resigned last week as captain of the national team. EFE