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In a first, Aleem Dar completes 25-year in int’l cricket

21 April, 2024 15:27

Aleem Dar has become the first umpire in the world of cricket to officiate matches for consecutive 25 years.

According to the details, after a record 551 matches in the history of cricket, Aleem Dar has become the first umpire in the world to officiate for 25 consecutive years.

Born on 6 June 1968 in Gujranwala, Aleem Dar made his debut as an umpire on February 16, 2000 in the ODI match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan in Gujranwala. Later, he supervised the Test match between England and Bangladesh in Dhaka on 21 October 2003 and made his umpiring debut in the T20 between Pakistan and Australia at the Dubai Stadium on  May 7, 2009.

Aleem Dar, who has been awarded the best umpire in the world three times, has supervised 231 ODI matches, 145 Tests and 70 T20 games.

Awarded Pride of Performance in 2010 and Star Award by the government of Pakistan in 2013, Dar has officiated 5 T20 World Cups.

He oversaw the finals of the ICC Champions Trophies in 2006 and 2009, and was also on the field when the finals of the 2007 and 2011 ODI World Cups were played. The Women’s World Cup final in 2009 is also to his credit as an umpire.

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