Aleem Dar equals Steve Bucknors record for umpiring most Test matches
Pakistan’s international umpire Aleem Dar has equalled the record of officiating in the highest number of Test matches.
The umpire leveled with West Indian umpire Steve Bucknor’s record of officiating in the most Test matches after taking the field for the 128th time during the second Ashes Test between England and Australia at Lord’s.
“It’s a great honour to equal the number of Test matches of my role model, umpire Steve Bucknor” Dar, was quoted as saying by the International Cricket Council.
Dar made his Test debut in a match between Bangladesh and England in Dhaka in October 2003. He has since then taken charge of 376 matches across all formats.
The Pakistan Cricket Board has congratulated Aleem Dar for achieving this landmark.