Aleem Dar wins the David Shepherd Trophy for ICC Umpire of the Year 2011

Pakistani umpire Aleem Dar has won the David Shepherd Trophy for third time after being named ICC Umpire of the Year at the LG ICC Awards in London last night. Dar, who is 43, 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. It is the third year in a row that he has received the ICC award which was renamed last year after the late England umpire David Shepherd. – Nation