ICC Chief Executive Malcolm Speed Makes Statement Following Conclusion of Code of Conduct Hearing
“I’m content that the processes that have been put in place to deal with incidents that occur on the cricket field have been followed and that, after quite a long time, the process is complete, the decisions have been made and I hope that all parties can move on and accept those decisions and put them behind them,” he said.
“For us, we move on to the ICC Champions Trophy in India where we will have four weeks of great cricket. I hope that the players, the umpires and the cricket fans can enjoy a great festival of cricket in India as we all move on and put this issue behind us.
“For Darrell Hair, a decision has been made in consultation with the ICC President Percy Sonn, the ICC General Manager of Cricket David Richardson and myself that he will not umpire at the ICC Champions Trophy 2006 amid concerns over his safety and security and also the safety and security of those around him during the tournament.”