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No-confidence vote has official within Hair’s breadth of axe

Darrell Hair

Saga after saga … former international umpire Darrell Hair has had many colourful episodes in his career.

DARRELL HAIR was no stranger to controversy during his 78-Test career as an international umpire. Now, the man who infamously called Muttiah Muralitharan for throwing and accused Pakistan of ball tampering is embroiled in another bitter dispute.

Hair’s position as the full-time executive officer of the NSW Cricket Umpires and Scorers Association is under scrutiny after he sacked a long-serving country umpires adviser on what are alleged to be performance grounds.

The 59-year-old subsequently had a vote of no-confidence in him passed by the NSW umpires board and for the past fortnight has worked from home, such is the untenable state of the relationship between him and management. He has also been excluded from attending board meetings or general meetings of the association.

The matter is expected to come to a head as early as today when Cricket NSW chief executive David Gilbert is due back in the office after returning yesterday from India, where the Blues’ campaign in the Twenty20 Champions League came to an end at the semi-final stage at the weekend.

The Herald has been told the umpires board want Hair removed but they do not have the power to cut him. Hair’s full-time salary for a job he took after retiring from the ICC panel of elite umpires in 2008 is paid by Cricket NSW and it is Gilbert and his organisation that have jurisdiction over his employment.

Hair, who did not wish to comment when contacted, has two years remaining on his contract as executive officer but by losing him Cricket NSW would be deprived of the services of a former umpire with vast international experience. It is understood that Hair has sought legal advice about the situation.

In meetings that are expected to take place this week, Gilbert will have to soothe relations that are beyond breaking point. The alternative, which seems unlikely given Hair’s pedigree, is to send Muralitharan’s long-time adversary packing.

The latest saga involving Hair had its origins in June when he removed Forster-based country umpires adviser Keith Griffiths from that position. A life member with 28 years’ service to the state umpires association, Griffiths’ sacking infuriated board members. Hair made that call in his capacity as supervisor of the country umpires panel, a role his job description encompasses along with being the state director of umpires.

It was two more months before the management board struck back. In August, Hair arrived at a board meeting to be told that the eight other members – five elected directors, one appointed director, an honorary treasurer and a liaison officer – were passing the no-confidence motion in him and referring the issue to Gilbert.

Hair immediately went on sick leave, before returning to work from home in the past two weeks.

The board meeting coincidentally took place in the week Hair launched his book, In the Best Interests of the Game, in which he discusses the controversies that marked his 16-year international career.

They include the forfeited Test at the Oval in 2006 when Inzamam-ul-Haq’s Pakistan protested against ball-tampering allegations. That took place over a decade after he first called Muralitharan for throwing during a Test in 1995.

Both episodes, which separately ignited the world of cricket, showed Hair as a man not afraid to take a dip in popularity by standing his ground. The showdown with the NSW umpires board is more evidence of that, albeit on a scale that will not result in the same degree of furore.

The other major player in the dispute, the NSW umpires board chairman and Penrith dentist Stephen Poole, did not return calls yesterday.

Gilbert declined to comment.

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No-confidence vote has official within Hair’s breadth of axe

Darrell Hair

Saga after saga … former international umpire Darrell Hair has had many colourful episodes in his career.

DARRELL HAIR was no stranger to controversy during his 78-Test career as an international umpire. Now, the man who infamously called Muttiah Muralitharan for throwing and accused Pakistan of ball tampering is embroiled in another bitter dispute.

Hair’s position as the full-time executive officer of the NSW Cricket Umpires and Scorers Association is under scrutiny after he sacked a long-serving country umpires adviser on what are alleged to be performance grounds.

The 59-year-old subsequently had a vote of no-confidence in him passed by the NSW umpires board and for the past fortnight has worked from home, such is the untenable state of the relationship between him and management. He has also been excluded from attending board meetings or general meetings of the association.

The matter is expected to come to a head as early as today when Cricket NSW chief executive David Gilbert is due back in the office after returning yesterday from India, where the Blues’ campaign in the Twenty20 Champions League came to an end at the semi-final stage at the weekend.

The Herald has been told the umpires board want Hair removed but they do not have the power to cut him. Hair’s full-time salary for a job he took after retiring from the ICC panel of elite umpires in 2008 is paid by Cricket NSW and it is Gilbert and his organisation that have jurisdiction over his employment.

Hair, who did not wish to comment when contacted, has two years remaining on his contract as executive officer but by losing him Cricket NSW would be deprived of the services of a former umpire with vast international experience. It is understood that Hair has sought legal advice about the situation.

In meetings that are expected to take place this week, Gilbert will have to soothe relations that are beyond breaking point. The alternative, which seems unlikely given Hair’s pedigree, is to send Muralitharan’s long-time adversary packing.

The latest saga involving Hair had its origins in June when he removed Forster-based country umpires adviser Keith Griffiths from that position. A life member with 28 years’ service to the state umpires association, Griffiths’ sacking infuriated board members. Hair made that call in his capacity as supervisor of the country umpires panel, a role his job description encompasses along with being the state director of umpires.

It was two more months before the management board struck back. In August, Hair arrived at a board meeting to be told that the eight other members – five elected directors, one appointed director, an honorary treasurer and a liaison officer – were passing the no-confidence motion in him and referring the issue to Gilbert.

Hair immediately went on sick leave, before returning to work from home in the past two weeks.

The board meeting coincidentally took place in the week Hair launched his book, In the Best Interests of the Game, in which he discusses the controversies that marked his 16-year international career.

They include the forfeited Test at the Oval in 2006 when Inzamam-ul-Haq’s Pakistan protested against ball-tampering allegations. That took place over a decade after he first called Muralitharan for throwing during a Test in 1995.

Both episodes, which separately ignited the world of cricket, showed Hair as a man not afraid to take a dip in popularity by standing his ground. The showdown with the NSW umpires board is more evidence of that, albeit on a scale that will not result in the same degree of furore.

The other major player in the dispute, the NSW umpires board chairman and Penrith dentist Stephen Poole, did not return calls yesterday.

Gilbert declined to comment.

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The question: should dentistry be lonesome by Medicare?

Four experts discuss a question: should dentistry be lonesome by Medicare?

Four experts discuss a question: should dentistry be lonesome by Medicare? Photo: Erin Jonasson

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Article source: http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/opinion/the-question-should-dentistry-be-covered-by-medicare-20111007-1ldb2.html

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Should dentistry be lonesome by Medicare?

Four experts discuss a question: should dentistry be lonesome by Medicare?

Four experts discuss a question: should dentistry be lonesome by Medicare? Photo: Erin Jonasson

The Advocate

WITH a resources and resources that Australia has available, everybody should be means to entrance a extensive verbal health check or simple course

Article source: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/should-dentistry-be-covered-by-medicare-20111007-1ldb2.html

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