Aleem Dar given guard of honour after final Test of umpiring career

MIRPUR: Renowned Pakistani umpire Aleem Dar received a guard of honour from the players and match officials at the end of his prolific 24-year-long career on Friday. 

Dar decided to step down from the International Cricket Council (ICC) Elite Panel of Umpires after 19 years last month.

The 54-year-old officiated for the last time during the one-off Test between Bangladesh and Ireland which ended in a seven-wicket win for the hosts on the final day.

The players on both sides along with Dar’s fellow umpire bid farewell to him as he walked off the field at the conclusion of the game.

Dar, who had been a part of the Elite Panel since its inception in 2002, officiated more Tests and ODIs than any other umpire and is second in T20Is, behind compatriot Ahsan Raza.

He holds the record of officiating record 436 international matches including four World Cup finals.

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