Aussie umpire Hair withdraws case against PCB

Published: Sunday, February 25, 2007, 23:53 [IST]
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Lahore:Sacked Australian umpire Darrell Hair has withdrawn the racial discrimination lawsuit against the Pakistan Cricket Board.

According to a report in The News, quoting PCB Director of Operations Salim Altaf, the controversial umpire, who was sacked from the ICC elite panel following the Oval Test fiasco, has decided against taking any legal action against the Pakistani board.

''We have been told that Mr Hair has withdrawn the racial discrimination case he announced filing against us. As far as we are concerned the chapter is closed now,'' Altaf said.

Hair had filed the lawsuit against the ICC as well as the PCB claiming that the two bodies racially discriminated against him while terminating his services.

The Australian had also said the PCB lobbied to get him ousted from the ICC panel and had encouraged the governing body to ban him from international matches.

The PCB lawyers had all along maintained that Hair could not sue the Pakistani board as he was not employed with them.

''Hair had jurisdiction, he couldn't sue us for what happened,'' said Altaf.


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