Full Name

Aleem Sarwar Dar


June 06, 1968, Jhang, Punjab


55y 260d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style




As a middle-order batsman and legspinner, Aleem Dar's playing career spanned a decade without ever really taking off, but that is in stark contrast to his umpiring. In 2000 he stood in his first ODI aged 32 and within two years he had been appointed to the ICC panel. In 2003 he officiated in the World Cup, emerging with his reputation enhanced, and his Test debut followed in October of that year, immediately winning plaudits for making sounds decisions in tough matches in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. It was not to anyone's surprise when, six months laterm he was promoted to the ICC's elite panel. Since then he has earned a reputation as one of the best, and with Simon Taufel he represents the pick of the younger officials. In April 2007 he stood in the World Cup final, but the farcical finale of that match - and his role in misinterpreting the rules regarding bad light - led to his suspension for the Twenty20 World Championships in September.

Unlike most of his colleagues, Dar continued to play the game, albeit not at the highest level, while standing in international matches, and he reportedly scored 82 the day after umpiring a Test in Mumbai in 2004. He is less demonstrative than some of his colleagues as well. He signals fours with an economical wave, and gives a nod before giving a batsman out. That aside, he remains unobtrusive, which is no bad thing for an umpire.
Martin Williamson April 2007

Aleem Dar Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

List A181231793719.8800170


List A18634475153/273/2731.664.4942.2000

Umpire & Referee

FormatMatUmpireTV Umpire
List A2626-
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Photos of Aleem Dar

Aleem Dar is honoured by the ICC General Manager Wasim Khan on the day of his final appearance as an umpire
Bangladesh and Ireland line up in a guard of honour for umpire Aleem Dar
Aleem Dar and Marais Erasmus wait for third umpire Joel Wilson's decision
Chris Brown, Joel Wilson and Aleem Dar inspect the outfield after heavy rain
Umpires Aleem Dar and Adrian Holdstock inspect the MCG outfield
Jonny Bairstow and Joe Root watch as umpires Aleem Dar and Richard Kettleborough check the condition of the ball