| Updated at: 0823 PST, Tuesday, October 19, 2010|
LAHORE: Aleem Dar, the winner of the ICC’s ‘Umpire of the year’ award for the year 2010, was accorded warm welcome upon his arrival from Dubai at Allama Iqbal airport, Lahore, Geo News reported late Monday.
He named his ‘Winning Title’ for flood-ravaged people.
Cricket lovers showered rose petals on Aleem Dar as he came out of airport lounge with huge round of applauses coupled with sky-high slogans ‘Aleem Dar Zindabad’, ‘Pakistan Zaindabad’.
Aleem Dar, who has represented Pakistan in 60 Test matches, 127 ODIs and 17 international T20 matches, succeeded to achieve ICC’s best Umpire of the year award for second successive time for the year 2010.
Talking to media at airport, Aleem appeared hopeful of return of international cricket in Pakistan soon.
Favouring newly introduced system for the betterment of umpiring standards – the Umpire Referral System – he said: “Even one wrong decision can change result of a match therefore I am in support of this system.”
Talking about his achievement, Daar said he was thankful of Pakistani nation on praying for his success.
On the occasion, he announced to name the ‘Winning Title’ for flood affectees.