Islamabad, Feb 4 (ANI): Pakistan's top international umpire Aleem Dar has called on the country's cricket board to take a lesson from India and improve the pay scales for cricketing officials in the country.
Dar is a two-time winner of the ICC Umpire of the Year award.
He asked the PCB to look at their neighbouring country, India, whose umpires in domestic cricket get paid double of what Pakistani umpires are paid.
Asked about the concerns over the declining standard of umpiring in the country, Dar said things would not improve unless more former players don't join the profession, The Nation reports.
Dar said he had advised the PCB to review the pay structure and facilities given to umpires.
The Pakistani umpire also defended his fellow officials who have come under criticism for their poor decision-making during the ongoing domestic cricket tournaments.
Dar also advised the PCB to have proper fitness, eye and aptitude tests for umpires every six months. (ANI)