The woman at the center of the sexting scandal that prompted the resignation of former Australian cricket captain Tim Paine has been told to prepare to stand trial on theft charges.
Renee Ferguson, 48, called the Hobart Magistrates Court via video link on Thursday to tell the court she had parted ways with her senior barrister.
She has told the court she wants to continue her defense of taking $5600 from Cricket Tasmania, The Australian reported.
Ms Ferguson has been told she wants the new legal team to be appointed and briefed next Friday.
Former solicitor Greg Barnes, SC, confirmed he was no longer working for Ms Ferguson and declined to comment further.
A Cricket Tasmania spokesperson declined to comment when contacted by NCA NewsWire.
Ms Ferguson is involved in a separate trial in the Federal Court, where she is suing Cricket Tasmania for sexual harassment.
She worked for the state cricket organization from 2015 and 2017.
Payne quit in November 2021 after the alleged obscenities he sent were revealed.