Dar named Umpire of the Year; Southee awarded for best T20 performance

outhee has won the ICC Twenty20 International Performance of the Year for his performance of five wickets for 18 runs against Pakistan Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

London: Sep 21, 2011

The International Cricket Council on Monday named Aleem Dar as the ICC Umpire of the Year at the ICC Awards in London. Also, New Zealand pacer Tim Southee was presented the ICC Twenty20 Performance of the year award.

Dar won the David Shepherd Trophy for third time after being named ICC Umpire of the Year at the LG ICC Awards.

43-year-old Dar from Pakistan was voted to this award by the 10 Full Member captains as well as the eight-man Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees, based on his decision statistics and officiating skills over the past 12 months.

Southee has won the ICC Twenty20 International Performance of the Year for his performance of five wickets for 18 runs against Pakistan.

West Indies all-rounder Stafanie Taylor has been named ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year at the LG ICC Awards in London.

During the voting period Taylor played 10 ODIs for the West Indies scoring 610 runs at the top of the order at an average of 76.25, while her off-spin also claimed 15 wickets. She also scored 49 runs and took five wickets in Twenty20 Internationals in the period