After officiating in his final Check match as an ICC Elite Panel umpire through the fixture between Bangladesh and Eire in Mirpur on Friday, famend Pakistani umpire Aleem Dar acquired a guard of honour.
Over the past match officiated by Dar, Bangladesh received the match on the ultimate day by seven wickets after efficiently chasing down a goal of 138 runs.
Bangladesh and Eire gamers lined up in a guard of honour for umpire Aleem Dar ? He officiated in his final Check as an ICC Elite Panel umpire pic.twitter.com/4TftLkCA0V
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Dar’s exit from the elite panel after 19 years was confirmed by the ICC on March 16 in a press launch.
“Dar has had a long and celebrated career as an international umpire. He made his international debut in 2000 and quickly rose through the ranks, with his sound decisions in matches earning him acclaim from the players and fans,” the ICC mentioned.
“Dar was appointed to the ICC International Panel of Umpires in 2002 and officiated at the 2003 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup in South Africa. Dar continued his rise as he was appointed as a member of the Elite Panel of ICC Umpires in 2004. He was the first Pakistani to be appointed to the Elite Panel,” it added.
Dar officiated a complete of 438 worldwide matches over the course of his illustrious profession.
Dar additionally make clear his journey as an umpire which included being voted for the ICC Umpire of the 12 months for 3 consecutive years between 2009 and 2011
“It has been a protracted journey, however I’ve loved each little bit of it. I’ve had the pleasure and honour of umpiring the world over and what I’ve achieved is one thing I didn’t even dream of after I began within the career,” Dar mentioned.
“Although I’m nonetheless eager to proceed as a global umpire, I felt it was now the suitable time, after 19 years on the street to step away from the Elite panel and supply a possibility to somebody from the Worldwide Panel. My message to umpires on the planet over is to work arduous, keep self-discipline and by no means cease studying,” he added.