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Aleem Dar to continue umpiring in international matches

Aleem Dar Receives Guard of Honour in His Last Test Match

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has nominated Aleem Dar for the ICC International Panel of Umpires. This comes after he stepped down from the ICC Elite Panel of Umpires last month. As a member of the ICC International Panel of Umpires, he will continue to officiate in international matches and events. Dar will also be available for umpiring in the upcoming ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 and the ICC Champions Trophy 2025.

Pakistan has three other umpires on the international panel – Faisal Khan Afridi, Mohammad Asif Yaqoob, and Rashid Riaz Waqar. However, as per ICC regulations, match officials on the international panel are only qualified to officiate in international matches. These match officials are nominated by the ICC Members.

According to PCB Manager – Umpires and Referees, Bilal Qureshi, the PCB had a detailed internal discussion on Aleem Dar and there was a consensus to recommend him to the ICC’s International Panel of Umpires as a PCB nominee. This was done so that international cricket can continue to benefit from his wealth of experience and knowledge. The PCB will also involve him in its domestic season to develop and groom its own emerging umpires under his tutelage.

Aleem Dar, who was included in the elite panel in 2004, has officiated in a world record 439 international matches. This includes 145 Tests, 225 ODIs, and 69 T20Is. He has officiated in five ICC Men’s Cricket World Cups, seven ICC Men’s T20 World Cups, and five ICC Champions Trophy events. This also includes finals of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2007 and 2011, ICC Champions Trophy 2009, and ICC Men’s T20 World Cups 2010 and 2012.

Dar’s inclusion in the ICC International Panel of Umpires highlights the importance of his contributions to the sport. It also acknowledges his extensive experience and knowledge. His continued involvement in international cricket will undoubtedly add value to the game.

Aleem Dar’s nomination to the ICC International Panel of Umpires is a well-deserved recognition of his remarkable career as an umpire. He will undoubtedly continue to serve the game with distinction and make valuable contributions to the sport.

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