Daryl Harper: "It was my third time at the Taj, having already seen it previously with my wife and once on my own. Simon [Taufel] came and the young lady was our coordinator from the ICC. When we got there, there was a photographer waiting to take our photos. But when the two of us sat down on that seat, I thought it was going to be a pretty ordinary photo with two men sitting together (and it was a sort of loveseat). So I just spun around, made myself comfortable and we had a giggle. Two days later I saw the picture on the front page of a national paper. I was actually very incensed at the caption: "These two umpires, known to be humorous on the field, enjoy themselves at the Taj." I told Simon I needed a retraction as it was only 50% correct" Photograph by AFP

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