Durban: Former ICC match referee Mike Procter, who had imposed a three-match ban on Harbhajan Singh following the Monkeygate scandal in the 2008 Sydney Test between India and Australia, regrets what had happened then but insists he would not have handled it any differently.
Procter was match referee for the infamous Test, in which Harbhajan was reportedly found guilty of making a racist comment to Australian allrounder Andrew Symonds.
"I regret what happened. I wouldn't have handled it any different. Saw that whole hearing. Match referee isn't a judge. A lot of things had happened. The word racist wasn't comfortable, no one was comfortable with it either.