KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has honoured award-winning international umpire Aleem Dar by naming the Umpire Room at Qaddafi Stadium after him, Express 24/7 reported on Monday.
The board has also announced a reward of one million rupees and a trophy for Dar as recognition of his achievements.
Dar recently won the David Shepherd Trophy for the ICC Umpire of the Year for the third year running. He beat competition from Steve Davis, Ian Gould and five-time winner Simon Taufel.
Speaking to the media at National Stadium in Karachi, Dar said all his achievements were indebted to the prayers of the nation.
Dar said he had asked Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif to allot him a ground where he could groom young cricketers and umpires.
The award-winning umpire said he wanted to do something for the youth because there were not many opportunities available.
Dar, 43, officiated in five Tests and 13 ODIs during the voting period, including the World Cup final between India and Sri Lanka.
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its Pakistani stadium.so don't worry about changing the name of it.Pakistanis are here to do if it is needed.hamari marzi hum karain ya na karain.who r [email protected] Vikmani:
Aleem Dar, you made Pakistan proud!
He deserves more than this, nevertheless a very good step.
PS: Now change the name of the stadium
He is a gem and truly ELITE.
Aleem dar best umpire.i haven't seen any wrong decision,even in india matches.
Now he should be supported by the govt. to groom talent----
PPP will never change the name of the stadium because Qaddafi paid millions of dollar for arms and planning to Murtaza to get the PIA airplane hijacked.
Can we have people like him with integrity in WAPDA PIA CUSTOM RAILWAYS and POLICE
Might be an appropriate time to change the name of the stadium.
Aleem Dar you make us proud! You deserve it....
Very well deserved. I think he deserves even more. Qaddafi Stadium should be renamed after him. It's time we honor our own homegrown heroes.
Name one person who has Eagle's eyes??!
Answer - Aleem Dar!
Change the name of that stadium!
Our country needs more individuals like. And needs to get rid of the people stealing our country taking it back to swiss banks.