Paine, who stepped down as Test captain in a texting-messaging controversy before last summer’s Ashes series, hasn’t been included in Tasmania’s list for the 2022-23 season.
Paine, 37, is understood to be keen to remain involved in cricket in a coaching or development role, but his on-field career appears to have ended after 35 Tests and 147 first-class matches.
His resignation as Test captain last year came when he was recuperating from neck surgery. He made one appearance for Tasmania’s 2nd XI before making himself unavailable for the Ashes and took an indefinite break from the game.
Tasmania men’s contracts Tom Andrews, Gabe Bell, Jackson Bird, Iain Carlisle, Jake Doran, Nathan Ellis, Brad Hope, Caleb Jewell, Ben McDermott, Riley Meredith, Lawrence Neil-Smith, Sam Rainbird, Peter Siddle, Jordan Silk, Billy Stanlake, Matthew Wade, Charlie Wakim, Tim Ward, Beau Webster, Mac Wright, Nick Davis (Rookie), Jarrod Freeman (Rookie), Mitch Owen (Rookie), Nivethan Radhakrishnan (Rookie)
In Nick Davis, Billy Stanlake | Out Tim Paine