KARACHI The KCCA, which has always boasted of being the biggest cricket association of the world, took over seven days to issue a statement congratulating Pakistan cricket umpire Aleem Dar for winning the ICC umpire of the year award. In the statement issued here Sunday about a week after the ICC made the announcement in South Africa, the KCCA secretary Sirajul Islam Bukhari said the award had brought laurels to the country. He also congratulated Azher Zaidi of P&T Gymkhana Lahore for producing such a high profile umpire and for the honour bestowed on Aleem Dar. In the past, Karachi has produced a number of reputed test umpires but during the past decade and half, it has not produced a single umpire who could be nominated in the ICC elite umpire panel. In the meantime, Karachi regional selection committee after initial trials has shortened the list of players from which two Karachi region teams will be picked for the PCB under-19 cricket championships. The KCCA has issued the following list of players who have been advised to report for second stage of trials for the selection of teams. Final trials for selection of Karachi U-19 team will kick of on Tuesday. Zone-I: Waqas Khan, Ali Ahmed, Israrul-Haq, Shayan Zafar, Qamar Iqbal, Syed Farooq, Arif Khan, Umer Imtiaz, Irfan Lodhi, Mannan Aftab, Daniyal Mansoor and Asad Ali. Zone-II: Zakir Ali, Waqas Mehboob, Ammar Hasan, Naimullah Amin, Ali Nasir Mughal, Saeed Mutabber, Mirza Ahsan Jamil, Latif Junejo, Hasan Qasim and Faisal Tahir. Zone-III: Ali Zafar, Bilal Munir, Aqib Rizvi, Anop Santosh Ravi, Ramiz Aziz, Majid Khan, Ali Shah, Taha Irshaad Mamsa, Hasban Javed, Maroof Aziz, Abbas Jafferi, Shazar Muhammad, Akhter Kyani and Ahmed Javed. Zone-IV: Saad Ali, Ibrahim Ali, Junaid Jamshed, Arsalan Salim, Wajid Iqbal, Ishtiaqur Rehman, Irfanuzzaman, M Waseem, S M Adeel and Mansoor Mazhar. Zone-V: M Faizan, Wasim Ahmed, Faizan Khan, Muhammad Salman, M Shahbaz, M Waqas and Rao Shahzad. Usama Shah. Zone-VI: Faraz Ali, Faraz Ahmed, Abdullah Shah, Hasan Sajjad, Talha Shafiq, Jahid Ali, Ahsan Ali, Rumman Rais, Arsalan Khadim, Fawwad Khan, Mir Hamza, Abdul Ameer and Moizul Hasan. Zone-VII: Saad Maqsood, Faisal Khan, Hamid Shahid, Farhad Baig, Junaid Ilyas and Kazim Ali.