In the Best Interests of the Game: The Darrell Hair Story

Author(s): Darrell Hair


The 2006 Test Match between England and Pakistan at the Oval is the focal point. Hair's observations and charges of ball tampering against Pakistan led to the visitors refusing to continue the game. What followed more befits a John Le Carre novel, as administrators went into almost unfathomable damage control that eventually forced Hair into a premature retirement. Unlike recollections of runs, wickets and anecdotes, this is a unique story that has the potential to leave an impact long after the current generation of umpires and players call 'time'. It's a story that some of cricket's most powerful decision makers and players may feel uncomfortable about.

2011. First edition, first printing. A near fine copy.


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Darrell Bruce Hair is an Australian former Test Match cricket umpire. He stood on the Emirates International panel of umpires from 2002 to 2003, before he was appointed to the ICC Elite umpire panel. After an ICC board meeting discussed his actions in a Test match between Pakistan and England in 2006 it was decided he should not umpire matches involving the test playing nations. He was restored to the Elite Panel by the ICC in March 2008, however, he still remains a controversial figure in cricket. Darrell lives in NSW.

General Fields

  • : 9780732292881
  • : HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
  • : HarperSports
  • : July 2011
  • : 234mm X 153mm
  • : Australia
  • : August 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 336
  • : 796.358
  • : 911
  • : Paperback
  • : Darrell Hair