On day four of the First Specsavers Ashes Test Match between England and Australia at Edgbaston on August 4, 2019, in Birmingham, England, umpire Aleem Dar officiated the game. (Image via Visionhaus)
After 19 years in the position, Aleem Dar last month made the decision to leave the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) select panel of umpires. The 54-year-previous old’s time in charge was during the one-off Test between Bangladesh and Ireland, which the hosts won on the final day by a score of seven wickets.
At the conclusion of the game, Dar was waved off the field by players from both teams and his partner umpire.
Aleem Dar formally began his career in 2003 at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup in South Africa after being appointed to the ICC International Panel of Umpires in 2002. In 2004, he became a member of the prestigious panel of ICC Attributors. The first Pakistani umpire to work for an elite organization was Aleem Dar.
He has officiated 436 international games, including four World Cup championship games.