Sorry – couldn’t resist it… Seriously though. The ICC has published the full text of Hair’s “resignation” email and it doesn’t make for a pretty read. This is not an email of a man under stress in difficult times, this is the email of an arrogant customer who honestly believes that he *is* the law, let alone above it.
At least this gives everyone a way out of this mess. Previously, wherever public opinion stood, it was going to be very hard for the ICC to hang him out to dry and let Pakistan off the hook; despite that being the only real course of action. Now, suddenly, Hair has thrown himself on his sword (albeit apparently unwittingly) and the world’s cricket authorities can breathe a collective sigh of relief and start the process of vilifying Hair and forgiving Pakistan (whether either deserve it or not).