Umpire offers resignation for cash

by Sunny
25th August, 2006 at 4:37 pm    

How utterly bizarre and hilarious:

Darrell Hair, the umpire at the centre of the ball-tampering controversy, offered to resign from the International Cricket Council’s elite umpiring panel if he was paid $500,000.

Hair was the umpire who accused Pakistan of ball-tampering at The Oval last Sunday. He and his fellow umpire Billy Doctrove first penalised Pakistan five runs for ball-tampering and then judged they had forfeited the match by failing to halt a sit-in protest when play was due to resume.

Inzi may have behaved like a school kid but I still don’t see the need for a disciplinary hearing. [hat tip: Sahil]

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  1. Pablo — on 25th August, 2006 at 4:46 pm  

    what a farce — -either he is corrupt or was suffering froma nervous breakdown, in which case how can we trust his judgment in the test match?

  2. Sahil — on 25th August, 2006 at 4:48 pm  

    No worries Sunny, I’ve got a better link to Crick Info with further details:

    This really does take the piss. Inzy will probably be let off now, indeed I wonder if the ICC released this as a preclude to aquitting him. But what an own goal from Hair, HAHA

  3. raz — on 25th August, 2006 at 6:55 pm  


  4. Rezwan — on 25th August, 2006 at 9:34 pm  

    Just wondering if Hair got some emolument from a betting concern for his accusations against Inzi. The hearing should be commenced as early as possible to find out the truth. The world can barely sit on this mystery.

  5. Sunny — on 26th August, 2006 at 5:13 pm  

    Heh, Raz you crack me up.

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