Times of Islamabad – ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s umpire, Aleem Dar has equaled West Indies’ Steve Bucknor’s record of officiating the most number of Test matches, which is 128.

Summary

  • ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s umpire, Aleem Dar has equaled West Indies’ Steve Bucknor’s record of officiating the most number of Test matches, which is 128.
  • Dar, who has been a member of ICC’s elite panel since 2004, will officiate the second Test match of the iconic Ashes series between England and Australia at Lord’s to equal his role model’s feat.
  • Dar is also just three games behind South Africa’s Rudi Koertzen to top the charts of officiating the most number of ODI matches, who has officiated 209 matches, while the Pakistani umpire has stood in 206 50-over games so far.
  • After two years, he was promoted to the ICC’s International Panel of Umpires and was one of the umpires to stand in World Cup 2003.
  • Aleem Dar is rated as one of the best and prolific umpires ever to grace the game of cricket.


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