ICC crackdown on chuckers 20 years too later, says Darrell Hair
ICC crackdown on chuckers 20 years too later, says Darrell Hair

The ICC crackdown on bowlers with suspect action has come 20 years too late, says former international umpire Darrell Hair, who famously called Sri Lankan great Muttiah Muralitharan for alleged chucking during a Test in Melbourne in 1995.

Timid umpires allowed chucking to flourish, says Darrell Hair
Timid umpires allowed chucking to flourish, says Darrell Hair

Timid officiating has allowed a generation of `chuckers` to flourish in international cricket and the current crackdown on bowlers with illegal actions has arrived two decades late, according to former test umpire Darrell Hair.

Ex-umpire Hair not surprised by fixing claims

Former ICC elite panel umpire Darrell Hair is not at all surprised by the allegations of fixing against match officials, and said such rumours started doing rounds since the birth of the cash-rich Indian Premier League.

Harbhajan has highly suspicious action: Hair

Former Australian umpire Darrell Hair says Indian tweaker Harbhajan Singh is among the bowlers with "highly suspicious action".

Hair calls for ICC action against Indian players

Former Australian umpire Darrell Hair is furious that Indian players were allowed to publicly criticize Daryl Harper without repercussions from the ICC.

Many current umpires suspect Murali`s action: Hair

Former umpire Darrell Hair claimed many of the current officials suspect Muttiah Muralitharan`s action.

Hot-Spot hitting umpires’ confidence: Hair, Boycott

Darrell Hair and Geoffrey Boycott feel the confidence level of on-field officials will plummet if technology like Hot-Spot is used.

Hair’s call for ‘chucking’ in 1995 was shocking: Muralidaran

Muttiah Muralidaran said that he was shocked when umpire Darrell Hair called him seven times in three overs for his action in 1995.

Murali ‘forgives’ Hair but Howard’s jibe still offends

Muttiah Muralitharan says the chucker jibe that came from Australia’s ex-Prime Minister John Howard still rankles him.

Hair terms Pak players `cheats, frauds and liars`

Darrell Hair termed the Pakistan cricketers as "cheats, frauds and liars" and criticised the ICC.

We were warned of Pakistan bowling deliberate no-balls: Hair

Former Test umpire Darrell Hair is not surprised by the recent match-fixing scandal.