Asad Rauf Death: Former ICC elite umpire Asad Rauf dies aged 66 | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former Pakistan umpire Asad Rauf has died aged 66 after struggling a cardiac arrest in Lahore.
Rauf had made his first look as an umpire in worldwide cricket in 2000. He officiated in 64 Assessments (49 as on-field umpire and 15 as TV umpire), 139 ODIs and 28 T20Is and was considered one of Pakistan’s main umpires within the mid 2000s.
Based on media reviews, Rauf died on account of cardiac arrest quickly after he returned from his store in Lahore on Wednesday night time.

“Saddened to listen to about passing of Asad Rauf. Not solely was he umpire but in addition had a depraved sense of humour. He at all times put a smile on my face and can proceed to take action each time I take into consideration him. Many sympathies along with his household for his or her loss,” Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) President Ramiz Raja tweeted.
Rauf, who had performed 71 first-class matches for Nationwide Financial institution and Railways earlier than taking on umpiring, was appointed within the ICC elite panel in April 2006.

Alongside compatriot Aleem Dar, he turned considered one of Pakistan’s most outstanding umpires.
Nevertheless in 2013, his profession got here to an abrupt finish when he was named as one of many accused by the Mumbai Police in IPL spot-fixing scandal, the place he had been umpiring.

He left India halfway via that IPL season and was additionally withdrawn from the Champions Trophy and dropped from the ICC elite panel.
In 2016, he was handed a five-year ban by the BCCI on 4 fees of corruption and misconduct.

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