Pakistan’s most prominent international cricket umpire Aleem Dar has achieved a major milestone on Tuesday, as he has officiated 350 international matches.
Dar is the most experienced umpire who has supervised 117 tests, 190 ODIs and 43 T 20Is. The 49-years-old featured in his 350th match when he stood as field umpire in the third T 20I match between Pakistan and West Indies at National Stadium Karachi.
It’s a co-incidence that Aleem supervised his first T 20I match in his home country, played between World XI and Pakistan.
Earlier in April 2004, Aleem became the first Pakistani to be part of the ICC Elite Umpire Panel. He also won ICC’s Umpire of the Year award in 2009, 2010, and 2011.
In October 2007, Aleem umpired in his 100th ODI between India and Australia at Mumbai, making him the tenth umpire in the history of cricket to reach that landmark.
Pakistani umpire, part of the International Cricket Council’s Elite Panel, has a desire to officiate in a fifth World Cup.
The Jhang-born started his career as a cricketer having earned accolades as an umpire ever since he officiated in his first match on February 16, 2000, in Gujranwala between Pakistan and Sri Lanka.