SYDNEY (Agencies) Darrell Hair was no stranger to controversy during his 78-Test career as an international umpire. Now, the man who infamously called Muttiah Muralitharan for throwing and accused Pakistan of ball tampering is embroiled in another bitter dispute. Hair's position as the full-time executive officer of the NSW Cricket Umpires and Scorers Association is under scrutiny after he sacked a long-serving country umpires adviser on what are alleged to be performance grounds. The 59-year-old subsequently had a vote of no-confidence in him passed by the NSW umpires board and for the past fortnight has worked from home, such is the untenable state of the relationship between him and management. He has also been excluded from attending board meetings or general meetings of the association. The matter is expected to come to a head as early as today when Cricket NSW chief executive Gilbert is due back in the office after returning yesterday from India, where the Blues' campaign in the T20 Champions League came to an end at the semi-final stage at the weekend. The Herald has been told the umpires board want Hair removed but they do not have the power to cut him. Hair's full-time salary for a job he took after retiring from the ICC panel of elite umpires in 2008 is paid by Cricket NSW and it is Gilbert and his organisation that have jurisdiction over his employment. Hair, who did not wish to comment when contacted, has two years remaining on his contract as executive officer but by losing him Cricket NSW would be deprived of the services of a former umpire with vast international experience. It is understood that Hair has sought legal advice about the situation. In meetings that are expected to take place this week, Gilbert will have to soothe relations that are beyond breaking point.