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The briefing

Gayle's fear of females, and KP's concern for youngsters

Nov 2, 2017: It has been an odd month in cricket

Andrew Fidel Fernando

The chucking clampdown

Tea with Murali

Apr 8, 2015: Muttiah Muralitharan says he is in favour of the ICC testing every bowler in order to stamp out chucking

Lawrence Booth

ICC news

Chucking crackdown 20 years too late - Hair

Oct 13, 2014: Former international umpire Darrell Hair has said the ICC's crackdown on bowlers with suspect actions has come 20 years too late

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Australia v Sri Lanka 2010-11

No-ball controversy a distant memory for Murali

Oct 20, 2010: Muttiah Muralitharan has forgiven the umpire Darrell Hair and forgotten the no-ball call that threatened to derail his career

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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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Murali's retirement

'Murali doesn't deserve the record' - Emerson

Jul 8, 2010: Ross Emerson, the Australian umpire who no-balled Muttiah Muralitharan during an ODI against England in Adelaide in 1999, insists the offspinner doesn't deserve his record of most wickets in Tests and the 50-over format

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Should the IPL be held as scheduled?

To play or not to play?

Mar 12, 2009: Is the decision to give the go-ahead to the IPL right, given the risks involved in the wake of the Lahore attack and the implications that any untoward incident during the tournament will have?

Nagraj Gollapudi

Fallout of the Lahore attack

Hair slams 'bullying' Lorgat

Mar 9, 2009: ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat's has said umpires Simon Taufel and Steve Davis needed to be "more rational" in their assessment of the security in Lahore

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2006 Oval Test fallout

Hair calls on ICC officials to quit

Feb 3, 2009: Darrell Hair has called on all the ICC board members involved in the original decision to change the result of the 2006 Oval Test to resign

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Umpire resigns from post

Hair quits to focus on coaching

Aug 22, 2008: Darrell Hair, the Australian umpire, has tended his resignation with the ICC in order to take up a coaching role

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England v Pakistan, The Oval, 2006

MCC secretary not in favour of altered result

Jul 12, 2008: The MCC has asked the ICC to reverse its decision to alter the forfeited Test between England and Pakistan at The Oval in 2006 into a draw

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High Performance Umpire Panel

Darrell Hair on panel to guide Australian umpires

Jul 10, 2008: Darrell Hair has been included in Cricket Australia's four-member Umpire High Performance Panel, which will help guide and develop umpires in the country

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England v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Old Trafford

Hair prepares to end his exile

May 22, 2008: One of the most significant moments of the Old Trafford Test will happen moments before the first ball is bowled. Darrell Hair will walk to one of the sets of stumps, either at the Stretford or Brian Statham End, and put the bails in place. Twenty-one mon

Andrew McGlashan at Old Trafford

Welcome back, we weren't expecting you

May 8, 2008: Eleven players who made a return to the fold after their time had appeared to have passed by

Andrew McGlashan and Brydon Coverdale

Umpire resumes full nation matches

Hair returns at Old Trafford

Apr 28, 2008: Darrell Hair will make his return to top-level international umpiring in the second Test between England and New Zealand at Old Trafford on May 23

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Backing for controversial umpire

Willey welcomes Hair recall

Apr 8, 2008: Peter Willey, the chairman of the umpires' association, has admitted he is pleased to see Darrell Hair restored to the ICC's elite panel

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Umpire could stand in New Zealand series

Hair could return in May

Mar 20, 2008: The ICC have given their strongest indication yet that Darrell Hair will return to Test umpiring for England's home series against New Zealand in May

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Returning umpire says it's time to 'move on'

Hair wants to work on better communication

Mar 20, 2008: Darrell Hair has vowed to improve his communication skills after being reinstated as a Test and one-day international umpire

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Darrell Hair's reinstatement

Shock and disgust

Mar 20, 2008: After spending time in the wilderness following the fiasco at The Oval in 2006, Darrell Hair is back. And it's evoking some reactions

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ICC clarifies situation

Hair will be 'kept away' from Pakistan matches

Mar 19, 2008: The ICC has confirmed that Darrell Hair will not be asked to stand in any international matches involving Pakistan

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