Darrell Hair

  • Ex-umpire Hair adds fuel to fixing row, blames IPL October 9, 2012

    Melbourne: Former ICC elite panel umpire Darrell Hair is not at all surprised by the allegations of fixing against match officials, and said such rumours started doing rounds since the birth of the cash-rich Indian Premier League. Hair's statement came after the ICC has launched an "urgent investigation" into the...
  • ICC brings back Hair, Inzamam sees red March 19, 2008

    New Delhi: Controversial Australian Umpire Darrell Hair will return to umpiring in Tests and ODIs after the International Cricket Council (ICC) decided he had successfully completed a six-month rehabilitation period. However, former Pakistan Cricket Board Chief Shahryar Khan and former skipper Inzamamul Haq expressed shock over Hair's reinstatement. "It has come as...
  • Cricket Australia ready to welcome Hair August 31, 2006

    Melbourne: Cricket Australia (CA) are ready to welcome beleaguered umpire Darrell Hair if he is shown the door as an elite umpire by International Cricket Council following the forfeited Test fiasco at the Oval. CA's umpire selection chairman Mel Johnson may offer Hair a place on their international panel, which is...
  • Hair in for 'big trouble', says Inzy August 30, 2006

    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...
  • Darrell Hair sorry for his e-mail August 29, 2006

    London: Under-fire Australian umpire Darrell Hair has apologised to his friends and supporters for letting them down by sending an "ill-advised" e-mail offering a conditional resignation to the International Cricket Council. Hair, while standing his ground on the pay-off issue with the ICC, felt sorry for the fact that he allowed...
  • Hair goes hiding from media glare August 29, 2006

    Sydney: Mired in controversy, beleaguered umpire Darrell Hair is believed to have taken shelter in a country hideaway in northern England to avoid media gaze. The Aussie umpire was in the eye of a storm when he held Pakistan guilty of ball tampering while officiating the Oval Test against England....
  • Hair's career may be over, says Speed August 27, 2006

    London: International Cricket Council Chief Executive Malcolm Speed said Australian umpire Darrell Hair's international career might be over as a fallout of the Oval Test controversy. Speed said that Hair, unlike in the past when he "survived" many controversies and continued to stand in international matches,...
  • 'Darrell Hair has no credibility left' August 27, 2006

    London: Controversial umpire Darrell Hair now finds himself out of favour in English domestic cricket as well with the Players' Association and some sections of ECB questioning his credibility to stand in county games. The Australian official has gone from being seen as a respected umpire to a villain in less...
  • ICC says lawyers told to reveal letter August 26, 2006

    New Delhi: In a dramatic press conference in London, the ICC confirmed that Australian umpire Darrell Hair had asked for $500,000 last Tuesday to resign from the Elite Panel. Hair's offer came after the controversial Oval Test where he penalised Pakistan of ball tampering. Malcolm Speed, the CEO of the ICC,...
  • Tampering row splits Cricket World August 24, 2006

    New Delhi: The ball tampering row is getting uglier by the day. On the fourth day of the Oval Test against England, umpire Darrell Hair penalised Pakistan five runs and changed the ball implying that Pakistan had tampered with the ball. Inzamam led his team to the dressing room during the...
  • Pak team not keen on early hearing August 24, 2006

    Karachi: Pakistan have dropped their plan to ask the International Cricket Council (ICC) to hold a disciplinary hearing before Monday into captain Inzamam-ul-Haq's actions in the fourth and final Test against England. Team manager Zaheer Abbas said that after lengthy consultations it had been decided Pakistan would wait until after the...
  • Shane Warne comes to Hair's rescue August 23, 2006

    Melbourne: Shane Warne has leapt to the defence of umpire and fellow Australian Darrell Hair, saying the man at the centre of the ball-tampering row was not racially motivated and was doing what he thought was right. "He's not racist, he just tries to do the best job he can,"...
  • It will be an interesting battle: Hair August 23, 2006

    Melbourne: Australian umpire Darrell Hair virtually dismissed allegations of racial bias leveled against him and was prepared to accept if the Friday enquiry proves anything against him. In his first comments on the controversy following the sensational forfeiting of the fourth and final Test by Pakistan following charges of ball tampering,...
  • Scrap Oval Test result: Inzy to ICC August 22, 2006

    Karachi: Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq has called on the International Cricket Council (ICC) to give a no-result verdict for the fourth Test against England. England were declared winners at the Oval on Sunday when Pakistan failed to take the field after tea in protest against a decision by umpires Darrell Hair and...
  • Pak board seeks BCCI's help August 22, 2006

    New Delhi: The Cricket World seems to be heading for a split along the racial lines after the ball tampering row involving Pakistani team and Australian umpire Darrell Hair. Pakistan Cricket Board has also sought the help of the Board of Control for Cricket in India on the ball tampering controversy. They...
  • Australians back Darrell Hair August 22, 2006

    Brisbane: Reviled in Pakistan and ridiculed in England, umpire Darrell Hair has been lauded in Australia as the bravest man in cricket for abiding by what he considers to be of paramount importance: the rules. Hair was described as a 'mini Hitler' by Imran Khan and accused of being a racist...
  • Hair: stern umpire, no Mr Nice Guy August 21, 2006

    London: Darrell Hair has acquired a reputation as an umpiring hard man since he joined the ranks of international cricket officials in 1992. The 53-year-old Australian is a big man with a stern demeanour and a strict interpretation of the rules. He rarely smiles or laughs while play is going on,...