Aleem Dar, Rod Tucker, sri lanka's tour of england
Aleem Dar and Australian umpire Rod Tucker confer during a match. -Photo by Reuters

LAHORE:  International cricket’s top adjudicator Aleem Dar on Wednesday said that concentration on game has been key to his success as an umpire.

Talking to media after reaching Lahore for the first time after wining the ICC award for best umpire for the third consecutive time in London this month, Aleem said that it is the result of his full concentration on the game during every match that helps him a lot to take a right decision even on crucial stages.

“Umpiring is a hard job to do, particularly, when technology is also at work in the match,” Aleem commented.

Thanking his fans, Aleem said the award was not only an honour for him, but it is for all those Pakistanis who prayed for his success.

Stating that all efforts should be made to bring back the international cricket to Pakistan, Aleem said lack of international cricket in Pakistan on security grounds has undoubtedly damaged cricket in the country as such an atmosphere is not conducive to producing talented umpires and players.

Aleem appealed to the PCB to introduce central contract for the umpires like other cricket playing nations besides other incentives.

Earlier, Aleem was accorded a warm welcome. He was also garlanded and offered bouquet by fans who raised slogans in his applause.


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