Reporter is absolutely right. However, Pakistan should not have abstained after tea break. They could have protested some other way around.
The best option now is that let match be with England. For future, Hair should only umpire matches between Australia, England and New Zealandas he seem to have a kind of distaste for brown and black people.
ICC must also find a way so that umpires giving wrong decisions are thrown out of its panel.
Iam strongly with Pakistan team. The way they were treated by the umpires espically Mr. hair was not acceptable and wrong AND the way Inzy & co protested was correct in a way to open the eys of ICC management. They are biased against sub-contenent players. All indians and BCCI should support Pakistan.
When the Supreme court judges are giving diplomatic judgement, what is wrong if umpires are diplomatic in giving outs and notouts.The show must go on otherwise money will not be there. A Senior Citizen
Umpiring decisions are always part of cricket but the stand taken by the Pakistani team can never be a part of cricket. It is debatable weather the ball was tampered or not but the Pakistans stand is never acceptable. It was against cricket and against the sport ship.
If officials and captains both remain stubborn, all issues will end in similar situations with spectators, who might have travelled long distances to view some action being robbed of it entirely. Players and offcials must ensure that progress of game is of prime importance.
Hair is not a suitable man for umpiring.of late european,aussies & americans are behaving in objectional & controversial attitudes.they regards asians as subhumans.it is their so called western and modern civilisation.that could not teach them real civilisation.ridiculous.