Aleem Dar reveals who inspired him to become the Cricket Umpire
LAHORE – World-renowned Pakistani cricket umpire Aleem Dar on Wednesday reveals who inspired him to become the Cricket Umpire.
Dar said that he started umpiring watching Windies umpire Steve Bucknor.
Speaking at a ceremony held in Lahore in his honor on Wednesday, he said that Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) should give central contract to at least 20 umpires.
Dar said that he has been umpiring for the last 15 years and demanded the authorities to increase umpiring fee for domestic match to Rs10,000.
Earlier, officiating in the second Ashes Test at the Lord’s Cricket Ground in London, Aleem Dar equaled West Indies’ Steve Bucknor’s record of officiating in the most number of Test matches.
The ongoing England versus Australia Test was the 51-year-old Dar’s 128th Test as an umpire.