Tabarak Dar

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Tabarak Dar
Dar Holding the ACC Trophy in 2008
Personal information
Born (1976-05-03) 3 May 1976 (age 47)
Mirpur, Pakistan
BowlingRight-arm medium
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 11)16 July 2004 v Bangladesh
Last ODI25 June 2008 v India
Domestic team information
1995–2015Little Sai Wan Cricket Club
Umpiring information
ODIs umpired3 (2016–2017)
T20Is umpired18 (2016–2022)
Career statistics
Competition ODI FC LA
Matches 4 2 4
Runs scored 101 14 101
Batting average 25.25 4.66 25.25
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/0
Top score 36 6 36
Catches/stumpings 0/– 0/– 0/–
Source: CricketArchive, 24 August 2022

Tabarak Dar (Urdu: تبآراک ڈار; born 3 May 1976) is a Pakistani-born former international cricketer who played for Hong Kong and is now an umpire.

Dar played as a specialist batsman, though his medium-pace bowling yielded seven wickets at the 2001 ICC Trophy, which was his international debut event. Dar played two first-class matches and four One Day Internationals (ODIs) for Hong Kong.

Playing career[edit]

Dar took four for 34 from six overs in his first official match for Hong Kong, a 49-run loss to the United States in the third match of the 2001 ICC Trophy. He also made 19 with the bat, but scored at a rate of 3.8 an over, well below the required rate to chase the target of 245.[citation needed]

The next two matches saw him promoted in the bowling order, first to second change against Papua New Guinea where he took two wickets but did not bat in a 106-run win, and he opened the bowling against Bermuda, taking one wicket for 30 runs. Batting at six, however, he could only make three against Bermuda, as Hong Kong fell to 102 all out and lost by 104 runs.[citation needed]

Dar remained in the team for the 2004 Asia Cup, and top scored in both matches, making 20 against Bangladesh and 36 off 43 balls against Pakistan. His ODI batting average of 28 is thus the highest by any Hong Kong cricketer. However, he could not prevent Hong Kong being knocked out at the group stage, after losses by 116 and 173 runs respectively.[citation needed]

Dar also played in the 2005 ICC Intercontinental Cup, but was dismissed in single figures in all three innings, as Hong Kong finished on the bottom of the Asian group. Hong Kong finished fifth at the Asian Cricket Council Fast Track Tournament.[citation needed]

Dar was named Hong Kong team captain in 2006 and played in various ACC and ICC matches till 2009. Dar led the Hong Kong team to their first ever ACC trophy championship in 2008 in Malaysia. Hong Kong beat Afghanistan in the semi-final and UAE in the final. Later that year, Dar led the Hong Kong team in the 2008 Asia Cup held in Karachi. Hong Kong played their first match against Pakistan and second against India. Dar was the highest scorer for Hong Kong in both matches.[citation needed]

Umpiring career[edit]

Dar made his international umpiring debut in a Twenty20 International between Hong Kong and Scotland in January 2016.[1] He stood in his first One Day International match between Hong Kong and Papua New Guinea on 4 November 2016.[2] In April 2019, he was named as one of the eight on-field umpires for the 2019 ICC World Cricket League Division Two tournament in Namibia.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Scotland tour of Hong Kong, 1st T20I: Hong Kong v Scotland at Mong Kok, Jan 30, 2016". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 30 January 2016.
  2. ^ "Papua New Guinea tour of Hong Kong, 1st ODI: Hong Kong v Papua New Guinea at Mong Kok, Nov 4, 2016". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 November 2016.
  3. ^ "All to play for in last ever World Cricket League tournament". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 11 April 2019.

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