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Pak vs SA: 'Emotional moment' for Aleem Dar to officiate first Test in Pakistan
  • Aleem Dar to officiate Test in Pakistan after 17 years 
  • On-field umpire Ahsan Raza and match referee Mohammad Javed Malik to make Test debuts
  • Spitting saliva on ball not allowed in collection in opposition to South Africa


LAHORE:  The upcoming Pakistan’s collection in opposition to South Africa shall be a particular second for Aleem Dar as he shall be officiating  a Test for the primary time in his dwelling nation.

The PCB on Saturday launched the small print of the umpires that may officiate the collection in opposition to South Africa confirming that Aleem Dar shall be there.

Dar, quoted by the PCB, acknowledged that it will likely be an “emotional moment” for him.

“It has been almost a 17-year and 132-Test wait, however its about to be over. Like the gamers, the match officers additionally wish to umpire in matches on dwelling floor, one thing we obtain in white-ball cricket, however Test cricket stays the head format and I’m delighted that I shall be standing within the two Tests between two glorious sides,” stated Dar.

Apart from Dar, on-field umpire Ahsan Raza and match referee Mohammad Javed Malik may also make their Test debuts.

The press launch stated that the board confirmed the match officers’ appointments on behalf of the International Cricket Council for the two-match collection between Pakistan and South Africa, which begins in Karachi on 26 January.

The PCB stated that Asif Yaqoob and Rashid Riaz would be the third and fourth umpires, whereas Javed Malik will head the enjoying management workforce for each the Tests.

“As per the ICC’s interim playing regulations, the requirement to appoint third country officials has temporarily been removed from the playing conditions for all international formats owing to the current logistical challenges with international travel,” stated the PCB relating to the absence of impartial umpires.

For the three-match T20I collection, Javed Malik will proceed to be the match referee, whereas Aleem and Ahsan Raza would be the on-field umpires for the primary match with Shozab Raza within the TV umpire’s field and Asif Yaqoob as fourth umpire.

The PCB stated that Shozab Raza and Asif Yaqoob will officiate the second T20I with Ahsan Raza and Rashid Riaz as third and fourth umpires. On the opposite hand, Aleem Dar and Rashid Riaz would be the on-field umpires for the third T20I with Ahsan Raza and Shozab Raza as third and fourth umpires, respectively.

ICC’s interim enjoying rules for collection

The PCB additionally launched the ICC-mandated interim enjoying rules of the collection.

Under the foundations there’s a ban on making use of saliva to the ball due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“Players will not be permitted to use saliva to shine the ball,” stated the PCB. It added that if a participant does use saliva then the umpires will reply leniently to permit the gamers to regulate. However, whether it is finished repeatedly then officers could give the workforce a warning.

“A team can be issued up to two warnings per innings but repeated use of saliva on the ball will result in a 5-run penalty to the batting side,” stated the PCB

During the collection an extra unsuccessful DRS assessment shall be given to groups as there shall be “less experienced umpires on duty at times”.

The PCB has additionally acknowledged that the ICC Cricket Operations workforce will help Match Referees to course of the Code of Conduct breaches and a impartial Elite Panel match referee will conduct any listening to remotely by way of video hyperlink.

Umpire roster for Pakistan vs South Africa

26-30 Jan – 1st Test. Aleem Dar and Ahsan Raza (on-field umpires), Asif Yaqoob (third umpire), Rashid Riaz (fourth umpire); Mohammad Javed Malik (match referee)

4-8 Feb – 2nd Test. Aleem Dar and Ahsan Raza (on-field umpires), Asif Yaqoob (third umpire), Rashid Riaz (fourth umpire); Mohammad Javed Malik (match referee)

11 Feb – 1st T20I. Aleem Dar and Ahsan Raza (on-field umpires), Shozab Raza (third umpire), Asif Yaqoob (fourth umpire); Mohammad Javed Malik (match referee)

13 Feb – 2nd T20I. Shozab Raza and Asif Yaqoob (on-field umpires), Ahsan Raza (third umpire), Rashid Riaz (fourth umpire); Mohammad Javed Malik (match referee)

14 Feb – third T20I. Aleem Dar and Rashid Riaz (on-field umpires), Ahsan Raza (third umpire), Shozab Raza (fourth umpire); Mohammad Javed Malik (match referee).

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