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SHOCKING! Pakistan umpire Aleem Dar's sons involved in major controversy in Scotland - Read full story

Ali and Hassan Dar, aged 18 and 16, falsely claimed to have been born in Glasgow and not Pakistan.

SHOCKING! Pakistan umpire Aleem Dar's sons involved in major controversy in Scotland - Read full story

New Delhi: Pakistani umpire Aleem Dar was caused a lot of embarrassment on Friday due to the actions of his two young boys.

According to a report on ESPNCricinfo, the duo lied about being Scottish in order to play for one of Britain's oldest cricket clubs.

Ali and Hassan Dar, aged 18 and 16, falsely claimed to have been born in Glasgow and not Pakistan.

When the truth was brought to the notice of authorities, Kilmarnock Cricket Club was expelled from first division of the Western District Cricket Union in Scotland.

Ali and Hassan registered to play in the league fixtures under the pseudonyms Umer Mustafa and Saleh Mustafa respectively for the 2015 season.

Interestingly, Dar himself was present at the venue to watch them in action for one match last year.

"I do confirm that I, along with my wife, went to watch the game but it was a friendly game I thought. I went there to watch my sons and nephew Azeem, but I didn't know that my sons were playing with different names," Dar told ESPNcricinfo.

"My sons are too young to tamper with the personal details. Both have Pakistani passports and they are proud to be Pakistanis. We have no doubt about that at any level. This entire story seems to be some kind of misunderstanding," he further added.

After it emerged that Dar's sons were born in Pakistan, Kilmarnock was relegated to the second tier of the Western District Cricket Union.

The club released an official statement on its website, to accept the punishment meted out by the authorities.

"The club denies in the strongest terms that we knowingly provided false and misleading information in the registration of the two players," the statement continued.

"Whilst this has been a hugely stressful and ultimately disappointing period in the history of the club, we have fought back from fire, flood and countless other setbacks since 1852.

"The strength of any club is its members, and whilst it is galling that the fate of the club and its members has been influenced by the misguided efforts of a few, we as a club can push on again if everyone sticks together."

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