Hair withdraws race case against ICC

Published: Tuesday, October 9, 2007, 3:35 [IST]
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London: Australian umpire Darrell Hair dropped his racial discrimination case against the International Cricket Council, the ICC confirmed on Tuesday.

"Darrell Hair withdraws his allegation of racial discrimination against the ICC board, members and staff," Robert Griffiths, Hair's barrister, told the media.

" Hair has undertaken to work with ICC management in accordance with the rehabilitation programme over the next six months."

There had been no agreement between ICC and Hair and that the latter's decision to drop the case was unconditional, confirmed an ICC official.

"We are pleased the issue has been resolved," Ray Mali, the ICC's interim president, said. "We had no option but to defend these serious allegations."

Hair filed a lawsuit against the ICC before Employment Tribunal in London after being dropped from the elite umpires list over his handling of the fourth Test between England and Pakistan at The Oval last August.


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