The saga drags on

Darrell Hair, probably the most hated man in cricket at the moment, has apologised to his friends and supporters for his controversial email where he offered to resign from the ICCs elite panel for US$500,000.

In a statement, Hair said “I wish to apologise to all my family, friends and supporters, because I somehow feel that I may have let them down, simply by sending an ill-advised but entirely confidential email that has given other people the opportunity to question my motives.”

Hair continued “I firstly want to thank my friends and family for their support. In addition, I want to thank so many supporters from around the world, for their support in huge numbers. I am both stunned and gratified by those messages from people I’ve never even met.”

Hair was due to stand in a second XI match between Derbyshire and Gloucestershire at Chesterfield on Wednesday but he has been relieved of those duties.

Meanwhile, Pakistan have written to the ICC to demand an inquiry into Hair’s behaviour in the 4th Test. The PCB want the inquiry before Inzamam’s disciplinary hearing at the end of September.

A PCB spokesman said “The PCB feels it was Darrell Hair who brought the game into disrepute at The Oval and not Pakistan.”

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