Pak may ask to replace umpire Darell Hair

Pak may ask to replace umpire Darell Hair

Post by Sanja » Wed, 28 Dec 2005 15:01:19


http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/pakvind/content/story/230793.html

Pakistan may ask ICC to replace umpire Darrell Hair

Waheed Khan

December 27, 2005

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has thought about asking the ICC to replace
Darrell Hair, the Australian umpire, for the final two Tests against India,
after he was embroiled in a number of controversies in the recent home
series against England.

"The Chairman of the Board has discussed the appointment of Hair by the ICC
and whether it would be feasible for Pakistan to ask the world governing
body to appoint another umpire in his place," a Board source told `The News'
on Monday. But he made it clear that no decision had been taken on whether
the PCB would ask the ICC through official or unofficial channels to replace
Hair.

"It is a touchy issue and the Chairman also discussed the pros and
cons/repercussions of making such a request with the ICC since the world
governing body is the sole appointing authority of umpires for Tests and
internationals and are keen to back up their appointed umpires at all
times," the source said.

Hair will stand with South African Rudi Koertzen in the second Test in
Faisalabad and then with fellow Australian Simon Taufel in the third Test at
Karachi. The first Test at Lahore is to be supervised by Koertzen and
Australian Daryl Harper. Taufel has also been appointed for the five ODIs.
Saleem Altaf, the PCB Director Cricket Operations, declined to comment on
Hair's appointment saying the ICC was the appointing authority and member
countries usually followed their appointments. Asked about reports that
Pakistan was considering appealing against Hair's appointment, Altaf
declined to make any comments.

Asked what had happened regarding Pakistan's proposal to the Indian board to
have neutral umpires supervise all five one-dayers as was done in the recent
series against England, Altaf said this was still under discussion. "We had
sent our proposal to the former Indian board set-up. There has been a change
of guard and when we meet with the Indian official Ratnakar Shetty in Lahore
on Tuesday we will discuss the issue with him. Obviously if the Indians have
no problems to having neutral umpires supervise the one-dayers we will ask
the ICC to make further appointments," he said.

But Altaf said he would also like to check up and see what the former Indian
board set-up had said about the appointment of neutral umpires. "We are very
keen on this experiment carrying on against India. But we could only do it
against England after their board agreed to it," he added.

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Pak may ask to replace umpire Darell Hair

Post by JM » Wed, 28 Dec 2005 15:21:01

If Hair is an unfit umpire then the ICC will see to it that he is removed
the panel of international umpires, until that happens Pakistan should
probably just worry about playing cricket and not about decisions that have
yet to be made in a future series. jmo.


Quote:
> http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/pakvind/content/story/230793.html

> Pakistan may ask ICC to replace umpire Darrell Hair

> Waheed Khan

> December 27, 2005

> The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has thought about asking the ICC to
> replace Darrell Hair, the Australian umpire, for the final two Tests
> against India, after he was embroiled in a number of controversies in the
> recent home series against England.

> "The Chairman of the Board has discussed the appointment of Hair by the
> ICC and whether it would be feasible for Pakistan to ask the world
> governing body to appoint another umpire in his place," a Board source
> told `The News' on Monday. But he made it clear that no decision had been
> taken on whether the PCB would ask the ICC through official or unofficial
> channels to replace Hair.

> "It is a touchy issue and the Chairman also discussed the pros and
> cons/repercussions of making such a request with the ICC since the world
> governing body is the sole appointing authority of umpires for Tests and
> internationals and are keen to back up their appointed umpires at all
> times," the source said.

> Hair will stand with South African Rudi Koertzen in the second Test in
> Faisalabad and then with fellow Australian Simon Taufel in the third Test
> at Karachi. The first Test at Lahore is to be supervised by Koertzen and
> Australian Daryl Harper. Taufel has also been appointed for the five ODIs.
> Saleem Altaf, the PCB Director Cricket Operations, declined to comment on
> Hair's appointment saying the ICC was the appointing authority and member
> countries usually followed their appointments. Asked about reports that
> Pakistan was considering appealing against Hair's appointment, Altaf
> declined to make any comments.

> Asked what had happened regarding Pakistan's proposal to the Indian board
> to have neutral umpires supervise all five one-dayers as was done in the
> recent series against England, Altaf said this was still under discussion.
> "We had sent our proposal to the former Indian board set-up. There has
> been a change of guard and when we meet with the Indian official Ratnakar
> Shetty in Lahore on Tuesday we will discuss the issue with him. Obviously
> if the Indians have no problems to having neutral umpires supervise the
> one-dayers we will ask the ICC to make further appointments," he said.

> But Altaf said he would also like to check up and see what the former
> Indian board set-up had said about the appointment of neutral umpires. "We
> are very keen on this experiment carrying on against India. But we could
> only do it against England after their board agreed to it," he added.


 
 
 

Pak may ask to replace umpire Darell Hair

Post by vignes1.. » Thu, 29 Dec 2005 08:46:41

I thought Hair's decision to go after ***was a bit harsh.  There
should be a uniform implementation.  While a number of other batsmen
plough pitch like a paddy field, even get priase from the commentators
when they do it to block a straight hit from the fielders, few are
singled out to be warned and penalised.

But, Hair could be expected to be fair in an India - Pakistan match.  I
always thought he is the best judge (among the rest) of the events in
the middle.... (condition:  his home team is not playing).

Test nations should work with the ICC on the umpires and referees.
Probably ICC should consult with the home boards before making public
announcements.  Once an announcement is made, the members should just
go along.

Vicky:
[Hair has decided to reside in England, hasn't he?]