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Aug 30, 2006 at 01:23pm IST

Hair in for 'big trouble', says Inzy

London: Pakistan skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq on Wednesday claimed that umpire Darrell Hair was in 'big trouble' due to his role during the forfeited Oval Test match as well as the subsequent events that transpired.

"Darrell is in big trouble. I don't know why he is doing these things," Inzamam said, referring to the controversial match and the e-mails the Australian umpire sent to the ICC a few days later.

He claimed Pakistan were ready to resume play after a delay following the tea break on the fourth day, and were prepared to take the field even on the final day of the match.

UNDER PROBE: Pakistan Cricket Board has written to ICC, demanding an inquiry into Hair's conduct.

"I was quite happy to play the game after half-an-hour -- and then the next day -- because we had launched our protest. I don't know why he was not interested in playing," Inzamam told Sky Sports.

Pakistan Cricket Board has written to the International Cricket Council, demanding an inquiry into Hair's conduct in the Test and asked that it be scrutinised before Inzamam's disciplinary hearing next month into charges of ball tampering and bringing the game into disrepute.

Inzamam expressed confidence that the hearing scheduled for the end of September will exonerate him of the twin charges.

"I'm sure because I have done nothing," Inzamam said. "That is why I am doing these things, because I know we are not guilty and that is why we take this stance," the Pakistan captain said.