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.