The Darrell Hair Affair

Pakistan forfeited the 2006 Oval Test against England after being accused by umpire Darrell Hair of ball-tampering. They were subsequently cleared and Hair sidelined out of international umpiring, leading him to sue over alleged racial discrimination. Hair made a comeback to Test umpiring in mid-2008.

ICC board meeting

ICC does U-turn on 2006 Oval Test result

The ICC has decided to change the result of the controversial 2006 Oval Test between England and Pakistan from a draw to an English victory, reversing an earlier decision

ICC board meeting

PCB to resist reversing Oval Test result

The PCB is expected to throw up a firm defence against reversing the result of the controversial 2006 Oval Test between England and Pakistan

England v Pakistan, The Oval, 2006

MCC secretary not in favour of altered result

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

ICC out of control

The game's governing body has surpassed itself with its moves over Zimbabwe and the Oval Test forfeiture

England v Pakistan, The Oval, 2006

Holding quits ICC cricket committee

Michael Holding has resigned from the ICC cricket committee because the result of the 2006 Oval Test was changed

England v Pakistan, The Oval, 2006

ICC changes Oval forfeiture to draw

The ICC has changed the result of the controversial Oval Test between England and Pakistan in 2006 from an English victory to a draw, following pressure from the Pakistan Cricket Board during the annual ICC meeting in Dubai

Duncan Fletcher's revelations in Behind the Shades

Hair walked out of ball-tampering meeting

Darrell Hair lost his temper and walked out of a meeting conducted by match referee Mike Procter on the evening of the fourth day of the infamous Oval Test, according to Duncan Fletcher, the former England coach

Darrell Hair timeline

Hair takes on the ICC

Timeline of the events leading to Darrell Hair's legal action against the ICC