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    Shock Horror!! Hair sues

    BBC SPORT | Cricket | Hair to sue cricket authorities


    Hair to sue cricket authorities

    Hair remains an ICC umpire and stood in Nairobi on Wednesday

    Umpire Darrell Hair is to take legal action against world cricket's governing body and the Pakistan Cricket Board for racial discrimination.
    Hair feels he was made a scapegoat when he was barred from officiating Test matches after the forfeited Oval Test between England and Pakistan in August.
    Billy Doctrove, his fellow umpire in the game when Pakistan were accused of ball-tampering, is now back in action.
    Hair stood in a match between Kenya and Scotland in Nairobi on Wednesday.
    Interview: PCB chairman Dr Nasim Ashraf


    His contract as an elite umpire runs until March 2008 but he will not be allowed to stand in games involving Test nations.
    Doctrove, from Dominica, took several months off before returning to action during Pakistan's recent Test series in South Africa.
    Hair believes the PCB "unlawfully induced" the International Cricket Council to engage in discriminatory acts when it lobbied for his ban before a November meeting.

    It is crass for him to say a black West Indian was let off [whereas] he was a white man and therefore he was charged



    PCB chairman Dr Nasim Ashraf


    PCB chairman Dr Nasim Ashraf said he was "simply outraged" when his lawyer passed on Hair's written claims.
    "This is adding insult to injury. Race has nothing to do with this," he told BBC Radio 4's Today programme.
    "Mr Hair was removed from the elite panel of umpires by the full ICC board, which has many countries, because of his poor judgement.
    "This is the most preposterous thing I have heard. This is another manifestation of Mr Hair's mental status."
    ICC bosses have admitted that, prior to the meeting off all Test-playing nations, they had hoped Hair could continue his role on the elite panel of umpires.
    But afterwards, ICC president Percy Sonn said: "It was clear from discussions that the ICC board had lost confidence in Mr Hair."
    Sonn also stated that Doctrove's status was not discussed at the meeting.
    Ashraf added: "It is crass for him to say a black West Indian was let off [whereas] he was a white man and therefore he was charged.
    "Mr Hair was the senior umpire and he literally took over that Oval cricket match. I was present there.
    "There was only one man that evening that did not want cricket to be played. [It was] a black spot on the history of cricket thanks to Mr Hair."
    On 20 August, Hair and Doctrove awarded England a five-run penalty because they believed the ball had been interfered with.
    The Pakistan team refused to resume play after the tea interval in protest against the decision, leading to the first forfeiture in 129 years of Test cricket. ICC adjudicator Ranjan Madugalle later cleared Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq of ball-tampering charges. Hair offered his resignation in exchange for $500,000 (254,500) in the wake of the match.

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    Hair is a twat... He looks like a pattaya kiddie fiddler

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    He does don't he..

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    Quote Originally Posted by mad_dog
    He looks like a pattaya kiddie fiddler
    Well he should be charged with ball tampering then

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    Big Chang love ... Don't forget the condom (pointless plastic thing they stick on beer bottles in beer bars) HAR HAR HAR

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    It would appear that this saga is set to run and run.
    From todays BBC News

    BBC SPORT | Cricket | Hair 'hell' over forfeited Test

    Umpire Darrell Hair claims his life has been "made hell" since the forfeited Oval Test match between England and Pakistan in August 2006.

    The Australian has been barred from officiating major international matches following his actions in that game.
    He faces an employment tribunal on Monday, claiming racial discrimination and racial harassment.
    Hair told BBC One's Inside Sport: "My life has been turned upside down, but I make no apologies."
    Inside Sport: Darrell Hair's 'hell'


    Hair's position has been under debate since he and fellow umpire Billy Doctrove penalised Pakistan for ball-tampering in the controversial fourth Test at The Oval in 2006.
    They awarded five penalty runs to England and offered them a replacement ball. Play continued until tea, but the Pakistani players refused to come back out on to the field in protest at the decision.

    For an umpire to go into hiding for security issues after making a decision on the field is hard to take



    Darrell Hair


    After waiting in the centre of the field for the tourists to resume, the umpires removed the bails and declared England winners by forfeit - the first time such an action had been taken in a Test match.
    Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq was subsequently cleared of ball-tampering, although he was found guilty of bringing the game into disrepute after his part in the Pakistan protest.
    Hair was criticised for his role and prevented from officiating in further matches involving Test nations.
    In a bid to clear his name, the 55-year-old has brought legal proceedings against cricket's world governing body, the International Cricket Council, starting on Monday at the London office of the Tribunals Service.
    A statement in February from Hair's solicitors, Finers Stephens Innocent, said: "The reality in this case is that our client would not have been treated in this way if he had not been a white umpire."
    Among the witnesses expected to appear on his behalf is Doctrove, his fellow umpire that fateful day 13 months ago, as well as John Jameson, former assistant secretary of MCC - which upholds the laws of the game - and ex-West Indies captain Jimmy Adams.
    Hair will be represented by Robert Griffiths QC, an MCC committee member, and will be opposed by Michael Beloff QC, a leading sports law barrister.
    Claiming the saga has left him fearing for his own safety, Hair said: "Umpires make mistakes but they make honest decisions and make those for the good of the game.
    "I didn't forfeit the Test match. The laws provide for things under certain circumstances and I think it was pretty clear that one team was refusing to play.
    "But if you've got the courage of your convictions you have to make those decisions and I make no apologies.
    "But for an umpire to actually go into hiding for various reasons, one of them for security issues, after making a decision on the field is hard to take. "What's become of the game when you can't make a decision without being able to go out at night? It's been pretty much hell, there's no doubt about that

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    Oh dear... this blimp of a disgrace to World cricket should really just retire disgracefully into the background.

    ... He faces an employment tribunal on Monday, claiming racial discrimination and racial harassment...
    Clearly doesn't do irony either.

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    He's just giving them back a little of what he got himself.Good job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Chuchok
    He's just giving them back a little of what he got himself.Good job.
    I agree.

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    He followed the rules of the game or should cricket follow the ways of the modern world by giving in to mad mullahs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcock
    He followed the rules of the game
    Where there's smoke there's fire. He was previously cited by the ICC for comments he made regarding certain teams and players in his book whilst still a stanfding umpire.

    It's not an "us" Vs. "them" issue, the guy was (and remains) unfit to be an umpire.

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    ^Disagree.He could be a cock,but in his own mind he was doing the right thing.Even the players that didn't like him say that.This is no more than a 'get whitey' payback etc.No guess that it was orig in a game from the worst cheaters (IMO) that play the game...Pakistan!

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    You wait until RWC 2019

    The final will be between New Zealand and Pakistan

    The AB's will be desperate to win having not won the RWC since 1987.

    Pakistan refuse to allow the haka, gain a court injunction, then you'll be whining about tolerating childish opposition not being dealt with firmly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Chuchok
    This is no more than a 'get whitey' payback etc
    Eggregious codswallop. That goes for that flight of fanciful nonsense that Bobcock wrote above also.

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    ^Ant,you've been away from civilisation for too long. All talk back jurnos, plus past players that have been interviewed endorse this as well.

    What the fcuk do u know about cricket anyway?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Chuchok
    ^Ant,you've been away from civilisation for too long. All talk back jurnos, plus past players that have been interviewed endorse this as well.
    Nonsense, I followed this issue closely at the time. Tell me this, if this really is about Hair being white and not simply an inept bigot then why have other white umpires not come in for the same scrutiny?

    Quote Originally Posted by Little Chuchok
    What the fcuk do u know about cricket anyway?
    It's like baseball innit?

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    Pakistan have always acted like children.... and it's always someone else to blame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcock
    Pakistan have always acted like children.... and it's always someone else to blame.
    True, but then again it wasn't only ever Pakistan that voiced concerns about Hair was it.

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    A few years ago in South Africa, John Ried(He was a great former Captian of NZ Ant ) a NZ match referee, saw Waqir Youiss ball tampering.The evidence was also on camera.He was also dubbed a racist by Pakistan.This time, the ICC backed him and he fined Waqir 75% of his match fee.They also tried to have him(Ried) banned for the next world cup....unsuccessfully.Pricks!

    It's a them against us thingie Ant.

    Can't say I blame 'em,because they are really getting back at the pommies for all those years that they ran the game.

    It's now about money and the "black or asian vote' has all the power.They always back each other.

    Here's a question Ant,What happened to the other Umpire.(Hint:he has brown coloured skin)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Chuchok
    The evidence was also on camera
    Errm, what do you mean "also"? You seem to forget that there was no case found to answer as regards ball tampering from the Hair incident.

    Quote Originally Posted by Little Chuchok
    Here's a question Ant,What happened to the other Umpire.(Hint:he has brown coloured skin)
    The other Umpire, to the best of my knowledge, did not have a past history of dubious decisions against certain players or teams, nor had he previously been censured by the ICC for inappropriate comments, nor had several teams consistently made allegations of bias against him. Regardless of skin colour.

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    Jesus Ant,spare me days!!

    The evidence was also on camera
    FFS. That was referring to John Ried (A famous NZ cricketer BTW )

    The other umpire was equally at fault if indeed they were wrong.(And they were correct..just ask anybody that has played against the cheating Pakis!!)

    Now tell me what happened to him?

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    I have to go along with Choochers on this.

    They have been accused time and time again of ball tampering and this time when they were caught the umpires wouldn't back down.

    I think it is terrible for the game of cricket if the umpires can be intimidated in this way.

    Both umpires agreed.

    If the authorities thought that he was biased in his decisions, he should not have been there at all.

    The attitude that 'He has been complained about before' so he must be biased is just so unfair. Any decision he made against an Asian team that they didn't like, was going to end up the same way.

    And they knew it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Chuchok
    The other umpire was equally at fault if indeed they were wrong.(And they were correct..just ask anybody that has played against the cheating Pakis!!)
    Hair was the senior Umpire and the one that ultimately made the call, hence he is the one responsible for it. And like I said, he was also the one with a history in these 'matters'. Where there's smoke...

    It's not "us" against "them", it's the fact that Hair is an incompetant and a bigot. Again, where are all the controversies surrounding the other white umpires?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lily
    They have been accused time and time again of ball tampering and this time when they were caught the umpires wouldn't back down.
    Yes Lily, but the point is that there wasn't ball-tampering.

    If the authorities thought that he was biased in his decisions, he should not have been there at all.
    Correct, he shouldn't have been there. The ICC should've removed him after the comments he made in his book instead of simply censuring him.

    The attitude that 'He has been complained about before' so he must be biased is just so unfair. Any decision he made against an Asian team that they didn't like, was going to end up the same way.
    How's it unfair? What would you have them do, remain quiet? And don't forget it wasn't only the Asian teams that had called his decisions into question, South Africa had too.

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    Ok Ant,you've got sport broadcasters at home like Murray Deaker who is good mates with a fair few NZ cricketers.He says it's a them against us.

    John Ried a former NZ Captain and ICC official says it's a them against us.

    The NZ Pres at the time alluded to the above being correct.

    They are trying to hang Hair out to dry.

    The fact of the matter is that the Pakis have been guilty of ball tampering many times.All cricketers know it.Some even try to do it back (Mike Atherton for example)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Chuchok
    Ok Ant,you've got sport broadcasters at home like Murray Deaker who is good mates with a fair few NZ cricketers.He says it's a them against us.
    Oh. Dear. Please tell me you didn't just cite Murray Deaker in support of anything!?! Quick! Edit that post!

    We're going to have to agree to disagree. It's a moot point anyways, Hair is gone from the game and for all his bitching and moaning about the 'unfairness' of it and frivilous law suits against the ICC (which, mark my words, will either never make it to Court or will be laughed out if they do) he has been consigned to history, rather an apt fate for an anachronism like him I think. Ironic too.

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