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Billy Doctrove retires from international cricket

Jun 7, 2012: Billy Doctrove has announced his retirement from umpiring in international cricket

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The Oval abandonment 2006

Hair blames politics for Oval row

Aug 18, 2010: Darrell Hair, the umpire at the centre of the controversy that led to the abandonment of the 2006 Oval Test between England and Pakistan, has claimed that meddling board officials were to blame for the escalation of the row

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The Ashes 2009

CA looks to clear air over Hughes catch

Jul 22, 2009: The dispute over Andrew Strauss's catch of Phillip Hughes at Lord's reached the top levels of Cricket Australia, with the chief executive James Sutherland calling the ICC for further information on the decision

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England v Australia, 2nd npower Test, Lord's, 4th day

Umpires make their mark

Jul 19, 2009: The plays of the day from the fourth day at Lord's as England push for victory before Australia fight back

Andrew Miller at Lord's

England v Australia, 1st npower Test, Cardiff, 4th day

Doctrove the mannequin sparks into life

Jul 11, 2009: Alex Brown presents the plays from the fourth day at Cardiff

Alex Brown at Cardiff

Carib Beer Series 2007-08

Carib Series boycott threat by umpires

Mar 11, 2008: The sixth round of matches in the Carib Beer Series were thrown into confusion following a threat from the Umpires Association to withdraw the services of its members

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Darrell Hair tribunal, 4th day

No-shows, shaky recall and bombast

Oct 4, 2007: Ivo Tennant reports that the fourth day of the Darrell Hair tribunal is more about who wasn't there than who was

Ivo Tennant in London

Darrell Hair tribunal, 4th day

Doctrove fails to appear at hearing

Oct 4, 2007: Darrell Hair's case against the ICC for unfair racial discrimination suffered a major blow when Billy Doctrove failed to appear on the third day at the London Central Employment Tribunal.

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Umpire suing ICC for racial discrimination

Hair's biggest test

Sep 30, 2007: Darrell Hair commences the biggest battle of his 15-year international umpiring career in the Central Office of London Tribunals on Monday. He is suing his employers, the ICC, for racial discrimination

Ivo Tennant

The Darrell Hair saga

Doctrove to back Hair in ICC hearing

Sep 12, 2007: A report in The Sunday Times,/I> says that Darrell Hair will be backed in his legal action against the ICC for racial discrimination by Billy Doctrove

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One year as an elite umpire

Doctrove reflects on eventful year

Feb 25, 2007: Billy Doctrove is looking back on his first 12 months as a member of the ICC's elite panel of umpires as a year of achievement

Haydn Gill

India in South Africa, 2006-07

Doctrove relieved to be back

Nov 15, 2006: Umpire Billy Doctrove has said that he is relieved to be back into the international fold, after the controversial Oval Test in September

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Fall-out from The Oval affair

Doctrove comfortable with omission

Oct 6, 2006: Billy Doctrove insists he has no problems with being omitted from the list of umpires who will officiate at the Champions Trophy in India

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Fall-out from The Oval affair

Doctrove omitted from Champions Trophy

Oct 5, 2006: Billy Doctrove, the 'other' umpire at the centre of Pakistan's forfeited Test match at The Oval, has been omitted from next week's ICC Champions Trophy in India, along with his elite panel colleague, Darrell Hair

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ICC Code of Conduct hearing

Making sense out of chaos

Sep 27, 2006: Osman Samiuddin takes a look at the men and the issues behind the Code of Conduct hearing at The Oval

Osman Samiuddin

Exclusive ICC hearing into the Oval furore

Umpires disagreed over timing of ball change

Sep 26, 2006: Cricinfo has learnt that there was an initial disagreement between Darrell Hair and Billy Doctrove about the timing of the ball change during the Oval Test in August

Osman Samiuddin

Man on the fringe's evidence could be decisive

Doctrove moves into the spotlight

Aug 26, 2006: From being an almost fringe player in the whole controversy, Billy Doctrove, Darrell Hair's umpiring partner in final Test at The Oval, has emerged as the key figure in the disciplinary hearing that Inzamam-ul-Haq will face on September 15

Anand Vasu

But The Oval experience was 'hugely regrettable"

Speed supports Hair and Doctrove

Aug 23, 2006: Two days after The Oval fiasco Malcolm Speed, the ICC chief executive, has said the conclusion to the fourth Test was "hugely regrettable"

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'Umpires have to follow the laws as they are written'

Hair and Doctrove were right - Taufel

Aug 22, 2006: Simon Taufel, who is regarded as the world's best umpire, believes Darrell Hair and Billy Doctrove had to "follow the letter of the law" and abandon the fourth Test between England and Pakistan at The Oval

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Darrell Hair and Billy Doctrove - a timeline

A hair-raising past

Aug 21, 2006: Throughout their umpiring careers, Darrell Hair and Billy Doctrove have been involved in a number of controversies. Cricinfo looks back at the moments that have put the two umpires in the limelight

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