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Umpiring is a difficult job at any level of cricket. But it is downright impossible when you are as deaf, dumb and blind as Daryl Harper.
Despite a trail of blunders, which if depicted on embroidered cloth would be longer than the Bayeux Tapestry, Harper incredibly stood in 94 test matches and 174 one day internationals, and has only today been mercifully removed from the ICC elite list of umpires. Halle-bloody-lujah!
Harper reached the nadir of his ineptitude during the South Africa-England test series early in 2010 when he managed to both make and break the case for the UDRS. When making decisions in the middle, Harper seemed to be part of a secret ICC plot to justify the review system such were the sheer number and utter ineptness of his quite dreadful decisions that were overturned by the TV umpire. Then when he took his turn in the TV umpire's chair, Harper forgot to turn up the volume so missed the audible edge from Graeme Smith's bat in the final test of the series at The Wanderers.
Daryl Harper. Probably the worst umpire in the world. Goodbye and good riddance.
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