ALEEM DAR REACHED THE MILESTONES OF OFFICIATING 200 ODIs
A well-known Pakistani umpire Aleem Dar of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Umpire has reached his 200 One Day Internationals (ODIs) this Tuesday while the second ODI between West Indies and Bangladesh in Dublin.
Aleem Dar had started his umpiring Career with an ODI between Pakistan and Srilanka in 2000 in his hometown ground Gujranwala. Dar was made the part of ICC’s Elite Panel in 2004 and is going to be officiating in upcoming edition in England and Wales from 30th May- 14th July 2019 which would be supposed to be his fifth World Cup.
By focusing on Umpire Aleem’s career highlights us that he has been on the second highest (the first is Steve Bucknor with 128 Tests matches) in the Test matches umpiring with 125 matches and on the highest of all in the Twenty20 (T20) Internationals with 43. Moreover, he has stood in two ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup finals as in 2007 & 2011. After Rudi Koertzen with 209 and Billy Bowden with 200 matches, Aleem is the third to reach this higher.
He was congratulated by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and International Cricket Council (ICC) on this achievement.
Waseem Khan- the Managing Director PCB said that being a nation we are very proud of Aleem, he stands as a role model to all.
And his is an achievement is the witness of his commitment and judgment skills. He further said that Aleem is included among the most respected and admired umpires throughout the globe.
Adrian Griffith, ICC’s Senior Manager – Umpires and Referees stated:
“Aleem has been one of our most reliable umpires, who has performed his duties consistently over a long period. The length of his career shows his quality and reflects our belief in him and the role he plays as a custodian of the game. On behalf of the ICC, I would like to congratulate Aleem for reaching this landmark and wish him continued success in his career.”
The International Cricket Council (ICC) also congratulated Aleem Dar on twitter.
Aleem Dar also expressed with joy on his victory saying he feels honored to have reached 200 ODIs.