21 Facts About Aleem Dar


Aleem Dar PP is a Pakistani cricket umpire and former cricketer.


Aleem Dar was a member of the Elite Panel of ICC Umpires.


Aleem Dar won the David Shepherd Trophy three years in a row from 2009 to 2011, after being nominated twice in 2005 and 2006.


In December 2019, in the first match between Australia and New Zealand, Aleem stood in his 129th Test match, breaking the record previously set by Steve Bucknor.


On 1 November 2020, in the second ODI between Pakistan and Zimbabwe, Aleem Dar stood in his 210th ODI match as an on-field umpire, surpassing South African Rudi Koertzen's record of officiating in the most ODI matches.


Aleem Dar was born on June 6,1968, in Jhang, Pakistan.


Aleem Dar is married to Noshaba and has three children, two sons Hassan and Ali, and late daughter Jaweria, who died due to epilepsy.


Aleem Dar made his international umpiring debut in an ODI between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at Gujranwala on 16 February 2000.


Aleem Dar was chosen to umpire at the ICC Cricket World Cup.


Aleem Dar was nominated for the ICC Umpire of the year Award in 2005 and 2006, beaten on both occasions by the Australian Simon Taufel.


On 17 October 2007 Aleem Dar umpired in his 100th ODI, making him the tenth umpire in the history of cricket to reach that landmark.


Aleem Dar reached the landmark in a record time, taking just seven years, and became the first Pakistani to officiate in a century of One Day Internationals.


Aleem Dar has stood in a solitary India-Pakistan ODI match at Karachi 2006 and five Ashes Test matches.


Aleem Dar was one of the on-field umpires for the final of the 2006 ICC Champions Trophy, standing alongside Rudi Koertzen.


Aleem Dar was appointed to stand in the final of the 2007 Cricket World Cup between Australia and Sri Lanka, where he officiated with Steve Bucknor.


Aleem Dar was selected to stand in the final of the 2010 ICC World Twenty20 between Australia and England.


Aleem Dar was involved in a controversy during the 2007 Cricket World Cup final where he, along with fellow officials Bucknor, Koertzen, Bowden and Crowe incorrectly made Australia bowl three unnecessary overs in near darkness.


Aleem Dar proved his accuracy at the 2011 Cricket World Cup when all the 15 Umpire Decision Review System appeals against him were struck down.


Aleem Dar was selected as one of the twenty umpires to stand in matches during the 2015 Cricket World Cup.


On 16 March 2023, Aleem Dar stepped down from the elite panel of umpires after a 19-year career.


Aleem Dar was honoured by ICC for officiating in 150 ODIs.