Former Cricket umpire Asad Rauf dies aged 66

Story by  ATV | Posted by  Nakul Shivani • 1 Years ago
Asad Rauf
Asad Rauf



Former International Cricket Council (ICC) elite panel umpire from Pakistan, Asad Rauf passed away following a cardiac arrest in Lahore on Wednesday at the age of 66.

Rauf officiated in 64 Tests, 139 ODIs and 28 T20Is.

He joined the ICC elite panel in 2006 a year after officiating his first Test.

Along with Aleem Dar, he was a well-liked personality on the circuit who contributed to enhancing the standing of Pakistani umpires prior to the neutral umpire era.

Rauf played for the National Bank and Railways during his lengthy first-class career as a middle-order batsman, averaging 28.76 from 71 first-class games.

Rauf's career was ruined by charges of spot-fixing and match-fixing in cricket matches he officiated.

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In February 2016 he received a five-year suspension after being found guilty of corruption.