Darrell Hair back in Elite panel

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Dubai,Mar 18 (UNI) Controversial Darrell Hair was today reinstated to the ICC's Elite panel of umpires following his six-month rehabilitation period.

Hair has not officiated in a major match since the Oval Test between England and Pakistan in 2006 when he and Billy Doctrove penalised Pakistan for ball-tampering.

Hair withdrew his allegations of racial discrimination against the ICC - with whom he is contracted till March 2009 - seven days into a tribunal in London last October.

It was then recommended that he enter a period of rehabilitation involving umpiring in associate matches, a process he had previously opposed.

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