‘A monumental fall from grace’

Tuesday, 24 October 2017, 04:21:45 PM. FORMER test cricket umpire Darrell Hair has avoided conviction after pleading guilty to stealing from his employer in what a magistrate called “a monumental fall from grace.”
Cricket - Umpire Darrell Hair lifts off the bails after Pakistan refused to take to the field during the fourth test match against England at the Oval in London, England. The fourth and final Test match was plunged into controversy today when Pakistan failed to come out on to the Oval pitch after the tea break. Pakistan were given a five penalty run for ball tampering 20 Aug 2006. FORMER test cricket umpire Darrell Hair has avoided conviction after pleading guilty to stealing from his employer in what a magistrate called “a monumental fall from grace.” Hair, who stood in 78 tests and is remembered for calling Sri Lanka spinner Muttiah Muralitharan for throwing in a test in Melbourne in 1995, pleaded guilty in the Orange Local Court on Monday to one charge of embezzlement and one of stealing. CRICKET AUSTRALIA: FIX OUR SCG SHAME ROLE CHANGE: STOP CALLING ME AN ALL-ROUNDER STAND UP: HEAT ON AUSSIE BATTERS AS SHIELD BEGINS A fact sheet said Hair stole $9,005.75 from D’Aquino’s Liquor in Orange between Feb. 25 and April 28. He blamed a gambling addiction. Darrell Hair calls Muttiah Muralitharan for a no-ball. Source: News Limited The lawyer for the 65-year-old Hair, Andrew Rolfe, described the offending as “an aberration” in a lifetime of service. Magistrate Michael Allen did not record a conviction but sentenced Hair to an 18-month good behaviour bond, noting he repaid the money and was in counselling....Read more
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