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ICC withdraws Aleem Dar from India-South Africa series

Cricketnext Staff |October 20, 2015, 9:08 AM IST
ICC withdraws Aleem Dar from India-South Africa series

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday announced that it has withdrawn Pakistan umpire Aleem Dar from the remaining matches in the ongoing India versus South Africa series.

Aleem, a member of the Elite Panel of ICC Umpires, had officiated in the first three One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and was also scheduled to umpire in the fourth and fifth ODIs in Chennai and Mumbai on 22 and 25 October, respectively.

The ICC has made the decision following Monday’s incident in Mumbai where a group of extremists stormed the Board of Control for Cricket in India offices, and threatened to prevent the umpire from standing in the fifth ODI on Sunday.

“Under the present circumstances, it will be unreasonable to expect from Aleem that he will be able to perform his duties to the best of his abilities. As such, he has been withdraw and his replacement will be announced in due course,” an ICC spokesman said.

The much-awaited meeting between BCCI President Shashank Manohar and PCB chief Shahryar Khan to decide the future of the India-Pakistan cricketing ties was cancelled after Shiv Sena activists stormed the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai protesting against the resumption of bilateral cricket series between the arch-rivals

South Africa are currently leading the five-match ODI series 2-1 after the hosts won the third ODI in Rajkot on Sunday. After the one-day series, India will face the Proteas in the four-match Test series.

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