During an interview, Cummins was asked if CA panel had asked him 'anything like a confession' before being appointed as the captain, to which he replied, 'Yeah, there were a couple of questions. I won't go into detail.'
Cricket Tasmania chair Andrew Gaggin said Cricket Australia should have shown former Test skipper more loyalty
Tim Paine on Sunday said Australian coach Justin Langer wanted him to remain as Test skipper,
Though vice-captain Pat Cummins remains the frontrunner for the top job, Smith is also in the reckoning, Cricket Australia said following the resignation of Tim Paine
Paine abruptly quit Test captaincy on Friday over a series of lewd text messages with a female colleague in 2017 that he had learnt was about to be made public.
'Absolutely horrendous': Reactions to Tim Paine quitting Australia Test captaincy over 'sexting' scandal
Paine took over the Test captaincy in 2018 in the wake of the Sandpaper-gate ball tampering scandal that rocked Australian cricket.
Marsh's T20 World Cup final heroics will have little say in Ashes selection, says Australia chief selector Bailey
Former Australian stars such as Ian Healy backed Mitchell Marsh's selection in the squad for the upcoming challenge against their traditional rivals England.
Cricket Australia chief Nick Hockley said the tour was important to support New Zealand Cricket in the wake of losses caused by COVID-19 pandemic.
Australia, who last toured Pakistan in 1998, will play three Tests in Karachi (3-7 March), Rawalpindi (12-16 March) and Lahore (26-25 March) as part of the World Test Championship.
Test spinner Mallett died aged 76 following a long battle with cancer, while legendary allrounder Alan Davidson passed away at 92.
The ECB has issued a statement saying Stokes had been cleared by its medical team to resume training following his leave to mentally refresh and undergo a second operation on his fractured left index finger.
He characterised the talks with Test captain Tim Paine, limited overs skipper Aaron Finch and their deputy Pat Cummins as "the best conversations I've had with players in my 10 years as a coach".
Retainers for Big Bash League players will increase about 14 percent, Cricket Australia said, and players in the domestic cricket league will see a 22 percent rise.
Hockley said both teams should be able to live normal lives in public, within reason, during the five-Test series that is due to start in Brisbane on 8 December.
Following a breakthrough in talks with Cricket Australia, the England and Wales Cricket Board on Friday said they had given "conditional approval" for the tour to go ahead.
Jos Buttler could be the only England player not to agree to travel to Australia.
The ECB said the priority was to ensure the tour can take place "with conditions for players and management to perform at their best."
Joe Root's team are due to play a five-Test series starting in Brisbane on 8 December, with further matches in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Perth.
The experts stressed on the need to strike a balance between bio-security bubbles and the avoidance of "excessive" mental health costs to the players.
The dramatic last-minute cancellation of the deciding fifth Test at Old Trafford has heightened the tension already surrounding the upcoming Ashes series.