Former Umpire Darrell Hair Found Guilty of Stealing
By CricShots - Oct 24, 2017 5:38 am
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As per the reports of local media on Tuesday, former Test cricket umpire Darrell Hair has been provided with an 18-month good behavior bond by an Australian court after alleging guilty to charges of pilfering and stealing money from a liquor shop where he worked.

Darrell got famous when he no-balled Sri Lanka spinner Muttiah Muralitharan for throwing in a 1995 Test. He had avoided a punishment after paying back the A$9,005.75 ($7,034.39) and writing letters of apology to his employers.

According to the reports of Sydney Morning Herald, Hair, who was the umpire in 78 Tests from 1992 to 2008, accepted in a written statement to Orange Local Court that he had been struggling with gambling obsession.

Apart from the Muralitharan row, Darrell was one of the umpires who alleged Pakistan for ball tampering in the fourth Test against England at the Oval in 2006, leading to the visitors refusing to play and the match was announced as won by the hosts.

Hair was removed from the Test umpires panel two years after dropping a racial acumen suit against the International Cricket Council (ICC).