Pak vs SA: ‘Emotional moment’ for Aleem Dar to officiate first Test in Pakistan

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The upcoming Pakistan’s series against South Africa will be a special moment for Aleem Dar as he will be officiating a Test for the first time in his home country.

The PCB on Saturday released the details of the umpires that will officiate the series against South Africa confirming that Aleem Dar will be there.

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

“It has been nearly a 17-year and 132-Test wait, but its about to be over. Like the players, the match officials also want to umpire in matches on home ground, something we achieve in white-ball cricket, but Test cricket remains the pinnacle format and I am delighted that I will be standing in the two Tests between two excellent sides,” said Dar.

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