Learn from neighbours, pay Pak umpires more: Aleem Dar tells PCB

A highly reputed umpire in international cricket, Aleem Dar feels not many in Pakistan are considering his job as a career option due to the measly pay.

updated: February 03, 2014 11:00 IST
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Karachi: Pakistan's top umpire Aleem Dar has called on Pakistan Cricket Board to take a leaf out of India's book and improve the pay scales for officials in the country.

"You look at our neighbouring country, their umpires in domestic cricket get paid double of what Pakistani umpires are paid and don't forget our currency value is lesser than theirs," Dar said on Geo Super channel.

Asked about the concerns over the declining standard of umpiring in the country, Dar, who twice won the ICC Umpire of the Year award, said things would not improve unless more former players don't join the profession.

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