Dar Surpasses Bucknor For Officiating In Most Tests
Aleem breaks Steve Bucknor’s record of most test matches as an Umpire in the first Test Match between Australia and New Zealand, which commenced in Perth Today.
The 51-year-old, who took up umpiring after a decade of playing first-class Cricket in Pakistan, stands in his 129th Test match as on-field Umpire since his debut in Dhaka in 2003 during England’s tour of Bangladesh.
Starting his International career in 2000 during Pakistan’s home ODI series against Sri Lanka, Dar has officiated in 207 One Day Internationals and is only two matches shy of the record of 209 matches in that format held by Rudi Koertzen of South Africa. Dar has also officiated in 46 twenty20 Internationals.
Aleem dar said, Steve Bucknor is his idol and it is only sinking in now that he has officiated in more tests than him.