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

Tabarak Dar
Personal information
Full nameTabarak Dar
Born (1976-05-03) 3 May 1976 (age 43)
Mirpur, Pakistan
BattingRight-hand batsman
BowlingRight-arm medium
RoleOpening batsman, Umpire
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 11)16 July 2004 v Bangladesh
Last ODI25 June 2008 v India
Umpiring information
ODIs umpired3 (2016–2017)
T20Is umpired16 (2016–2019)
Career statistics
Competition ODI FC List A
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
Balls bowled
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 0/– 0/– 0/–
Source: CricketArchive, 28 July 2019

He is a specialist batsman, though his medium pace yielded seven wickets at the 2001 ICC Trophy, which was his international debut. He has played two first-class games and two One Day Internationals for Hong Kong.


Playing careerEdit

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, when he dismissed three batsmen in the last six overs of the game. 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.

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, to take 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.

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.

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.

Umpiring careerEdit

He is now an umpire, standing in his first match, 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 alsoEdit


  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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