Renowned Pakistani umpire Aleem Dar has reached the milestone of officiating 200 ODI matches. The milestone was achieved on Tuesday (May 7) when Aleem Dar took to umpire the One Day International match between West Indies and Bangladesh in Dublin.
The Pakistan Cricket Board and International Cricket Council congratulated Aleem Dar on the achievement. This feat is testament to Aleem’s skill, judgment and commitment to excellence,” PCB Managing Director, Wasim Khan, in a statement said.
“Aleem made a swift and timely transition from a first-class cricketer in 1997 to an international umpire in 2000. Today, he stands tall as one of the most respected and admired umpires in the world. “Aleem is a strong role model for youngsters and retired cricketers who are looking at careers within the game. “As a nation, we are immensely proud of Aleem’s achievements and we look forward to him continuing to shine on the world stage,” Wasim said.
Aleem Dar has so far umpired in 125 Tests and is three short of Steve Bucknor’s record of 128 Tests. He is also on the top in T20 Internationals with 43 matches. Expressing his joy over the achievement, Aleem Dar said he feels honoured to have reached 200 ODIs.
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21 July, 2019