The International Cricket Council (ICC)’s Elite Panel Umpire Aleem Dar has equalled legendary umpire Steve Bucknor’s record of officiating in 128 Test matches. The 51-year-old, who won three consecutive umpires of the year awards, termed this equaling of the world record an honour for himself and his country.
Dar equalled the record by officiating in the second Ashes Test match between Australia and England, which is currently being played at Lord’s in London. The first day of the match was washed out and the game began on the second day. Dar praised Bucknor, while talking about this achievement, and was happy about reaching the milestone. “Steve Bucknor is my role-model. To equal his Test record is a huge honour for me,” said Dar.
Dar, who has officiated in 206 one-day internationals (ODIs) and 43 T20 internationals, thanked the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and his local club for providing him with the opportunities which helped him achieve this feat.
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17 November, 2019