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Ex-Test umpire Darrell Hair admits stealing cash from liquor shop

SYDNEY: Former Australian Test umpire Darrell Hair has admitted stealing cash from the liquor shop where he was working, in a dramatic fall from grace for a man who enjoyed a successful but controversial career in cricket. The 65-year-old, who caused a storm when he no-balled Sri Lanka star Muttiah Muralitharan for an illegal bowling action in 1995, took Aus$9,005.75 (US$7,041) between February 25 and April 28 this year. The Sydney Morning Herald said Hair had a gambling problem and that he was fired when his bosses…

‘I was an off-spinner’

For Aleem Dar the first priority is Pakistan, so when he was named for the first Twenty20 in the cricket-reviving series between Pakistan and World XI, the unassuming umpire was elated. This was his first Twenty20 in Pakistan and that was a matter of great pride for the best umpire in the world. Aleem could not become a cricketer but he has achieved more than a lot of players. As an umpire of great repute and standing, Dar won the best umpire's award for three years in a row from 2009 to 2011 and then further elevated…

ICC announces umpires and match referees for ICC Champions Trophy 2017

LONDON: The International Cricket Council on Thursday announced the umpire and match referee appointments for the ICC Champions Trophy 2017. The eight-nation tournament will be held from June1-18 in England and Wales. The matches will be staged at the Cardiff Wales Stadium, Edgbaston in Birmingham, and The Oval in London. Chris Broad, David Boon and Andy Pycroft of the Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees will officiate in the tournament. The umpiring responsibilities will be shared between all the twelve Elite Panel…

Aleem Dar becomes cricket’s most experienced umpire

CAPE TOWN: Pakistani umpire Aleem Dar overtook South Africa's Rudy Koertzen to become the cricket's most experienced umpire, ARY News reported. The record of 331 international games set by South Africa's Rudy Koertzen was overtaken by Dar, who is umpiring his 332nd international game between South Africa and Sri Lanka at Newlands, Cape Town. According to statistics, Dar has umpired in 109 test matches, 182 one-day internationals and 41 Twenty20 internationals. Dar said that it was a great honour for him and he would…