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Aleem Dar achieves the remarkable feat

Aleem Dar achieves the remarkable feat

Pakistan umpire Aleem Dar will officiate in his 200th One-day International (ODI) match, when West Indies takes on Bangladesh, in the ongoing triangular series in Dublin, Ireland on Tuesday. Aleem Dar will become only the 3rd International Cricket Council (ICC) elite umpire to complete 200 ODI matches.

The other two umpires are South Africa’s Rudi Koertzen, who holds the record for officiating in the most number of ODI matches (209), while New Zealand’s Billy Bowden is second on the list with 206 matches.

The 50-year-old is also part of the ICC team of officials. It would be the fifth World Cup in which Dar would be participating as an umpire. Dar, who has been ICC David Shepherd for Umpire of the year for three consecutive years from 2009 to 2011, became part of the ICC Elite umpires panel in 2004.