Aleem Dar has officiated over Tests in his career © Getty Images
Aleem Dar has officiated over Tests in his career © Getty Images

Pakistan umpire Aleem Dar who officiated in his 100th Test refused to have any idea about a controversy relating Kilmarnock Cricket Club as his sons lied about being Scottish with intent to play in the league. Kilmarnock Cricket Club this week was excluded from the first division of the Western District Union in Scotland following that Ali Dar and Hassan Dar breached eligibility criteria by alleging to have been born in Glasgow. The duo registered with different names of Umer Mustafa and Saleh Mustafa to feature in Kilmarnock many fixtures in the 2015 season. Another shocking instance out of which turns out be the clash against Stenhousemuir in August, which was witnessed by Aleem Dar. Live Cricket Scorecard: Rising Pune Supergiants vs Gujarat Lions, IPL 2016, Match 25

Dar was quoted in a report from ESPNCricinfo saying, “I do confirm that I, along with my wife, went to watch the game but it was a friendly game I thought. I went there to watch my sons and nephew Azeem, but I didn’t know that my sons were playing with different names.” Brendon McCullum, Dwayne Smith help Gujarat Lions power past Rising Pune Supergiants by 3 wickets in IPL 9

Dar defended his sons by saying, “My sons are too young to tamper with the personal details. Both have Pakistani passports and they are proud to be Pakistanis. We have no doubt about that at any level. This entire story seems to be some kind of misunderstanding”

However, Kilmarnock have been demoted to second tier of the Western District Cricket Union following that Umer and Saleh were born in Pakistan. A Western Union official said, “We received information regarding possible breaches of league rules and our investigation proved this to be the case. “It was found that two players were registered with improper details and one, or both, participated in a number of matches during the 2015 season. The CMC [Cricket Management Committee] has decided to follow precedent by deducting all the points gained by Kilmarnock in the matches in which the two illegally registered players participated. Kilmarnock have therefore been deducted 49 points and are now relegated.”