ICC & PCB Applaud Aleem Dar

ICC & PCB Applaud Aleem Dar for successfully Completing 200 One Day Internationals

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The 50 year old Aleem Dar, an umpire of the Panel of Umpires, Emirates ICC was applauded by the ICC (International Cricket Council) and PCB (Pakistan Cricket Board).

Aleem was a member of the elite panels of the ICC from 2004 and will be umpiring in his 5th World Cup During 30 May – 14 July 2019.

Highlights of Dar’s Career

  • Umpiring 125 Test matches; 2nd highest after Steve Bucknor (128);
  • 2 Finals during 2007 & 2011;
  • 43 Twenty-Twenty Internationals, highest achievement by an umpire;
  • Won  David Shepherd Trophy (2009 to 2011);
  • The Presidential Award of Pride during 2010;

Comments from Cricket Managers

Adrian Griffith, Senior Manager: Umpires & Referees stated that Aleem always conducted his duties in a consistent and reliable way, acclaiming him for his achievement.

Wasim Khan, Managing Director of the PCB applauded Dar and added that it is a testimony to his judgement, commitment & skill to excellence, expressing Pakistan’s pride!

Aleem’s Opinion Regarding his Accomplishments

  • Feel honoured of his achievement;
  • Privileged watching the world’s best cricketers;
  • 1st ODI during 2000 in Gujranwala, his hometown;
  • Appreciating the sacrifice of his family;
  • 2011 Cricket World Cup – 15 referrals, endorsed by technology;
  • Clashes at the Ashes;
  • Antigua Test in 2004 – Brian Lara scoring 400 – not out;
  • ODI – South Africa versus Australia, SA had to chase down 434 runs to win;

Aleem was nominated for the World Cup in 2019, when he can become the umpire who capped the most ODI’s during the 50-over event.

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