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The International Cricket Council today confirmed Australian Darrell Hair will not be engaged for any further international matches for the remainder of his Elite Umpires contract, which runs until March 2008.

The decision comes in the wake of the controversy which surrounded Pakistan forfeiting the fourth Test against England after being given a five-run penalty when Hair ruled they had tampered with the ball.

Here, PA Sport details the major events in the controversy.

August 20 - Pakistan forfeit fourth Test against England after refusing to play following a five-run penalty imposed when Hair rules the tourists are guilty of ball-tampering.

August 21 - Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq is charged with ball-tampering and bringing the game into disrepute by the International Cricket Council. The case is to be heard on August 25.

August 23 - ICC postpone Inzamam's hearing with senior match referee Ranjan Madugalle, who was due to chair the hearing, unavailable for personal reasons.

August 24 - England and Wales Cricket Board make contingency plans for Twenty20 match against Pakistan on Monday in the event that the tourists cannot fulfil the fixture. The ECB aim to call together a world team to play in the event Pakistan cannot take part.

August 25 - ICC reveal Hair offered to resign in exchange for 500,000 US dollars. The offer was later withdrawn but ICC chief executive Malcolm Speed feels compelled to make the email public. ICC also confirm Pakistan and England will ensure the one-day series will go ahead.

August 28 - ICC cancel an emergency board meeting to discuss the matter, feeling it unnecessary.

October 5 - Umpire Billy Doctrove - who stood alongside Hair in the forfeited fourth Test at The Oval - is overlooked as one of the officials for the ICC Champions Trophy.

November 3 - ICC refuse to comment on reports from India that Hair has been removed from their Elite Umpires Panel.

November 4 - ICC confirm Hair will not be engaged for any further international matches for the remainder of his contract, which runs until March 2008.

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