Just 500k?

Darrell Hair sent an email on Tuesday to the ICC officials offering to resign for USD 500k. After a few exchange of emails and probably some clear thinking time, he revoked the offer. Cricinfo has the full transcript of entire email-thread.

Key excerpt from the first email:
A one-off payment to compensate the loss of future earnings and retain a payment over the next four years which I believe would have been the best years I have to offer ICC and world umpiring. This payment is be the sum of [US dollars] 500,000 - details of which must be kept confidential by both parties. This sum to be paid directly into my account by 31st August 2006.


Darrell will turn 54 in September and though his current contract with the ICC ends at the end of March '08, he would have fancied to continue atleast for 4 more years. Given all that, 500k does seem like he was selling himself short. With legal battles to fight and bodyguards to hire, he would definitely need much more than half a million bucks. I'm sure that he wasn't really thinking right when he sent that first mail out and he has rightly revoked it since.

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