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Who is Asad Rauf?

Asad Rauf (born 12 May 1956) is a Pakistani former umpire and cricketer. He was a member of the ICC Elite Umpire Panel from 2006 to 2013 and is alleged to have been involved in match-fixing and spot-fixing of cricket matches. In February 2016, Rauf was found guilty of corruption by the BCCI and banned for five years.

Pak Umpire Who Once Took Branded Gifts As Bribe Is Now Selling Second-Hand Items In Lahore

Pak Umpire Who Once Took Branded Gifts As Bribe Is Now Selling Second-Hand Items In Lahore
Pak Umpire Who Once Took Branded Gifts As Bribe Is Now Selling Second-Hand Items In Lahore

There was a time when Pakistan’s Asad Rauf was one of the most sought-after names, as far as cricket umpiring was concerned. 

For years, he was part of the ICC’s elite panel of umpires and officiated in some high-profile encounters. Apart from 49 Tests, he also officiated in 98 ODIs and 23 T20Is between 2000 and 2013.

However, his career took an ugly turn after he was accused of match-fixing during the 2013 IPL. After thorough investigation, the BCCI banned Rauf in 2016 for a duration of five years after he was found guilty of not serving his duties with utmost sincerity and indulging in corrupt practices.

Rauf was accused of taking expensive gifts from the bookies in form of bribes and placing bets on IPL matches in 2013.

According to reports, the former umpire runs two shops in Lahore’s Landa Bazar. One shop sells second-hand clothing items and footwear, while the other sells crockeries.

Asad Rauf Biography, Wiki

Asad Rauf is a famous cricket umpire and cricketer. He was born on May 12, 1956, and his birthplace in Pakistan.

Asad Rauf was a right-hand batsman who enjoyed a solid if an unspectacular career in the 1980s, which his best season coming in 1986-87 when he made 672 runs at 35.36, including one hundred and five fifties. But he lost form the following season and played little first-class cricket thereafter.

His career as an umpire really started in 1998 when he made his first-class debut, and in 2000 he stood in his first ODI. He was elevated to the ODI panel in 2004 and officiated in his first Test the following year. In April 2006 he was appointed to the ICC Elite Panel.

Asad Rauf Biography Wikipedia
Asad Rauf
Full nameAsad Rauf
Born12 May 1956 (age 66)
Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm off-spin
RoleBatsman, umpire

Asad Rauf Career

Rauf played in Pakistani domestic cricket between 1977 and 1991, representing Pakistan Universities, Lahore, National Bank of Pakistan and Pakistan Railways.

Rauf became a first-class umpire in 1998. In February 2000, the Pakistan Cricket Board appointed him to his first One Day International (ODI), the match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at Gujranwala, Pakistan, on 16 February 2000.

In 2004, with the promotion of Aleem Dar to the ICC Elite Umpire Panel, Rauf was included in the International Panel of Umpires for the first time. In January 2005 the ICC appointed him to his first test match, the fixture between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe at Chittagong (MAA). In December 2005 stood in the Boxing Day Test at the MCG between Australia and South Africa.

In April 2006 Rauf’s umpiring was rewarded with a promotion to the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires. In September 2012 Rauf umpired the ICC World Twenty20 group stage match between India and Afghanistan.

Rauf from his inclusion in the Elite Panel of ICC Umpires in 2006, umpired in 47 Tests, 98 one-day internationals, and 23 Twenty20 internationals and was dropped from the ICC Elite Panel of Umpires after an annual review of their performance in June 2013 with an appreciation for the outstanding contributions of Asad over a long period of time. After being dropped from the ICC Elite Panel of Umpires he resigned from being an umpire anymore.

Asad Rauf Match Fixing

Asad Rauf’s name cropped up during the 2013 IPL spot-fixing controversy and the ICC reacted immediately by withdrawing him from the panel of match officials for the 2013 Champions Trophy.

Rauf was charged by Mumbai Police on 21 September 2013 in a Mumbai Court with illegal betting, cheating, and fraud. Rauf has denied the allegations but refused to go to Mumbai to face the charges. In February 2016, Rauf was found guilty and was banned for five years.

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Who is Asad Rauf?

Asad Rauf (born 12 May 1956) is a Pakistani former umpire and cricketer. He was a member of the ICC Elite Umpire Panel from 2006 to 2013 and is alleged to have been involved in match-fixing and spot-fixing of cricket matches. In February 2016, Rauf was found guilty of corruption by the BCCI and banned for five years.

How old is Asad Rauf?

Asad Rauf is currently 66 years old.

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