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Profile of Umpires officiating in Bangladesh World Cup Matches

Steve Davis (Australia)

Born: 9 April 1952

ODI Debut: Pakistan v West Indies at Adelaide in 1992
Test Debut: Australia v New Zealand at Hobart in 1997

Last ODI: Australia v England at Sydney in 2007
Last Test: Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Kandy in 2006

Total ODI Matches Umpired: 61
Total Test Matches Umpired: 9

Steve played grade cricket for West Torrens (SA) 1977-1985. He started umpiring in first-class matches in 1990-91 and joined Australian National Panel in1992-93. He was promoted to the ICC International Panel in April 2003. Steve umpired Australia and Bangladesh in the second one-day international in the Top End series in August.

Daryl Harper (Australia)
Born: 23 October 1951

ODI Debut: New Zealand v South Africa at Perth in 1994
Test Debut: Australia v England at Perth in 1998

Last ODI: Australia v England at Melbourne - Feb 9, 2007
Last Test: South Africa v India at Cape Town in 2007

Total ODI Matches Umpired: 133
Total Test Matches Umpired: 63

Daryl Harper played as a right-handed batsman in the Adelaide Grade cricket competition for the Teachers' College and East Torrens clubs. From here he started umpiring, and made his debut as a first-class umpire in 1987. After working his way up through the ranks he was appointed to his first one day international (ODI) in January 1994. He was appointed to stand in his first test match in 1998. He was subsequently promoted to the National Grid Panel of International Umpires. Harper was included in the original line up for ICC elite panel, chosen ahead of his fellow Australian Umpires Simon Taufel and Darrell Hair. He is one of just three umpires to have maintained their place on that panel, the others being Steve Bucknor and Rudi Koertzen. He also had the honor of umpiring the opening match of the 2003 Cricket World Cup in South Africa, and went on to stand in one of the semi-finals. Another landmark in his career was his 100th ODI, the match between Zimbabwe and New Zealand at Harare on August 31st 2005.

Ian Howell (South Africa)
Born: May 20, 1958

ODI Debut: England v Zimbabwe at Cape Town in 2000
Test Debut: South Africa v Sri Lanka at Cape Town in 2001

Last ODI: Australia v England at Sydney in 2007
Last Test: South Africa v India at Durban in 2006

Total ODI Matches Umpired: 53
Total Test Matches Umpired: 7

Ian Howell played first-class cricket for Border and Eastern Province in South Africa. A left-hand batsman and a left-arm medium bowler he played 119 first-class games scoring 3767 runs with 5 hundreds and 13 fifties and a batting average of 26.90. His top score was 115 not out. He took 243 first-class wickets with 5 five-wicket hauls with a best of 6/38 and a bowling average of 35.74.

Aleem Dar (Pakistan)
Born: June 6, 1968

ODI Debut: Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Gujranwala in 2000
Test Debut: Bangladesh v England at Dhaka in 2003

Last ODI: New Zealand v Australia at Hamilton in 2007
Last Test: Australia v England at Sydney in 2007

Total ODI Matches Umpired: 78
Total Test Matches Umpired: 37

Aleem Dar played Pakistani domestic cricket for Allied Bank, Gujranwala Cricket Association, Lahore, and Railways (Pakistan) as a right-handed batsmen and legbreak bowler. He made his debut as international umpire in 2000. In 2002 he became a member of the Emirates International Panel ICC of umpires. He was chosen to umpire at the ICC Cricket World Cup in early 2003. He was appointed to stand in his first Test match in October 2003; the match between Bangladesh and England at Dhaka. In April 2004 he became the first Pakistani to be part of the Emirates ICC Elite Umpire Panel. Since then he has been regarded as one of the top umpires, being nominated for the ICC Umpire of the year Award in 2005 and 2006, although he was beaten on both occasions by the Australian Simon Taufel. Dar has stood in numerous high profile matches, including several India-Pakistan ODI matches and five Ashes test matches. He was also one of the on-field umpires for the final of the 2006 ICC Champions Trophy, standing along side Rudi Koertzen.
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