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Dar named best umpire for the third consecutive year

ESPNcricinfo staff

September 12, 2011

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Aleem Dar runs for cover as the rain falls again, England v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Rose Bowl, June 16, 2011
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Pakistan umpire Aleem Dar has won the David Shepherd trophy for the Umpire of the Year for the third consecutive year at the ICC Awards ceremony in London. He beat competition from Steve Davis, Ian Gould and five-time winner Simon Taufel.

Dar, 43, officiated in five Tests and 13 ODIs during the voting period - August 11, 2010 to August 3, 2011 - including the World Cup final between India and Sri Lanka.

Widely regarded for his umpiring standards, Dar was voted to the award by the 10 Full Member captains as well as the eight-man elite panel of match referees.

"It's a great honour and I'm thankful to everyone at the ICC and also my colleagues on the Elite Panel of ICC umpires along with the Pakistan Cricket Board," Dar said. "I'd like to also thank all my family for all their support since I'm away nearly eight months of the year umpiring."

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Comments: 130 
Posted by   on (September 15, 2011, 12:44 GMT)

aala ALEEM DAR Whole PAKISTAN is proud ov u ..........

Posted by maddy20 on (September 15, 2011, 4:54 GMT)

Well he was the best by a long shot and truly deserved it. Congratulations Mr.Dar :)

Posted by   on (September 15, 2011, 4:36 GMT)

well done sir...u made us feel proud

Posted by FarhanSabir on (September 14, 2011, 18:54 GMT)

With umpires like Aleem Dar, who needs DRS!

Well done, many congratulations.....u deserve it!

Posted by GlobalCricketLover on (September 14, 2011, 16:19 GMT)

Well deserved! Great to have such a good umpire. Taufel and Dar have been outstanding for quite sometime!! I see a few suggesting Rauf, but i have seen quite a few bad ones from him..he has some distance to match the above 2.

Posted by   on (September 14, 2011, 8:35 GMT)

well done aleem dar.we proud of u.pakistan zindabad

Posted by   on (September 14, 2011, 7:08 GMT)

Congratulation for 3rd time International Umpire award. It is great honor for Pakistan

Posted by imirfan on (September 14, 2011, 5:36 GMT)

I think Osman sami should write and article about his achievements. come on Osman he deserves alot more.

Posted by SyedArbabAhmed on (September 14, 2011, 5:19 GMT)

Why Asad Rauf was not even nominated? I don't remember a single bad decision from him this year, Nadeem gauri should also be inducted in the elite panel.

Posted by El_Toro_Loco on (September 14, 2011, 3:14 GMT)

wow over 120 comments mostly positive for the best umpire award. It seems like ICC only got this decision right among all other awards this year.... Job well done Mr. Aleem Da, keep it going full speed, because Asad Rauf is not that far behind....

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