Friday, April 1, 2011

Aleem Dar and Simon Taufel will officiate at World Cup Final

Aleem Dar and Simon Tufel will be named for on-field umpires for the World Cup Final in Mumbai
Pakistan's Aleem Dar and Australia's Simon Taufel will be announced on-field Umpires for the World Cup Final between India and Sri Lanka on 2nd April. Ian Gould will be third umpire whereas Steve Davis would be named as reserved umpire. Jeff Crowe will perform as match referee for that contest. The Umpire Decision Review System (UDRS) has played a vital role in the tournament as sometimes controversially but both on-field named umpires at World Cup Final Taufel and Dar have performed their duties more accurately whereas Gould and Davis had also flawless verdicts in the competition.
Taufel officiated in his first one-day International in January 1999 while Dar came in ICC's elite panel in next year 2000, both younger umpires earned reputations for consistent accurate decision makings. Taufel was announced Umpire of the Year for five successive years from 2004 to 2008, whereas next two years, Dar won the award.
Dar was one of the on-field umpires for the final between Australia and Sri Lanka in 2007 while Taufel officiated in the final of the Champions Trophy held in 2004 and also in the ICC T20 World Cup in South Africa where he was on on-field umpire in the match between Pakistan and India.

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