Originally posted by invigorate
I have little sympathy with Hair but the point is he didn't single handedly do anything. The other umpire involved whose name escape me has got off scot free for his actions whilst Hair has been made a scapegoat.
Inzi should never have refused to play. Any issues he had with Hair should have been brought up after the match.
Hair has been very poorly from his latest action. But the other umpire should have stood shoulder to shoulder with Hair.
The other umpire was Billy Doctrove from the West Indies.
I still can't see what all the fuss is about. Granted, since the event he has acted like a clown, but good on him for sticking to the rules of the game and not being pushed around by the Pakis.
It was an absolute disgrace the way Inzi behaved and I think Hair did the right thing and I doubt any other umpire would have the balls to do it. It's good to see someone doing what's right rather than looking out for his own skin.
Everybody seems to think the umpires are the ones who did something wrong. It was the Pakis for refusing to play on. The only reason the ICC hasn't backed its umpires for following the rules is that the ICC (like cricket in general) is being dominated (not on the playing field, but decisions and stuff) by Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan etc.
It's becoming a joke.