Aleem Dar becomes first cricket umpire to officiate 332 international games

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Aleem Dar becomes first cricket umpire to officiate 332 international games
Aleem Dar
Shukriya Pakistan

Pakistan’s famous cricket umpire, Aleem Dar is officiating 332nd match of his career, which is the most number of officiated matches by a cricket umpire.

He achieved this feat when he started officiating the second Test match of the series between Sri Lanka and South Africa in Cape Town.

Aleem Dar is feeling honoured on achieving this milestone and he thanked his friends, families and everyone who has supported him.

The 48-year old Pakistani umpire won ICC’s Umpire of the Year Award from 2009 to 2011 for three consecutive years.

He began his journey as an umpire on February 6, 2000 at Gujranwala in a game between Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Dar has stood in 109 Test matches, 182 One Day Internationals and 41 T20 internationals

He was inducted in Elite Panel of International Cricket Council (ICC) Umpires in 2002, just two years after his international debut.

He has also received Pride of Performance Award from Pakistan’s government in 2010.

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