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Asad Rauf Biography

Asad Rauf was a Pakistani cricketer and umpire. His name in Punjabi and Urdu was. He was born on May 12, 1956, and passed away on September 15, 2022. It is suspected that he was involved in match-fixing and spot-fixing of cricket matches while serving on the ICC Elite Umpire Panel from 2006 through 2013. He served in this capacity from 2006 until 2013. Rauf was given a five-year suspension from cricket after the BCCI judged him guilty of corrupt behavior in February of 2016. On September 15, 2022, he passed away as a result of a heart arrest.


Playing career 

Rauf was an active participant in Pakistani domestic cricket from 1977 until 1991, during which time he represented Pakistan Universities, Lahore, the National Bank of Pakistan, and Pakistan Railways.




Umpiring career 

In 1998, Rauf was promoted to the level of first-class umpire. In February of 2000, the Pakistan Cricket Board selected him to participate in his maiden One Day International (ODI), which took place on February 16, 2000 in Gujranwala, Pakistan, and was played between Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Rauf became a member of the International Panel of Umpires for the first time in 2004, the same year that Aleem Dar was elevated to the position of Elite Umpire Panel Member of the ICC. In January of 2005, the International Cricket Council appointed him to play in his first test match, which took place in Chittagong and featured Bangladesh and Zimbabwe (MAA). He participated in the Boxing Day Test that was held at the MCG between Australia and South Africa in December of 2005. Rauf was given a promotion to the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires in April of 2006 as a recognition for his work as an umpire. Rauf officiated the group stage match of the ICC World Twenty20 that took place in September 2012 between India and Afghanistan.




Since his inclusion in the Elite Panel of ICC Umpires in 2006, Rauf has officiated in a total of 47 tests, 98 one-day internationals, and 23 Twenty20 internationals. However, Rauf was removed from the ICC Elite Panel of Umpires in June 2013 following an annual review of their performance in which an appreciation was shown for the outstanding contributions made by Asad over a significant span of time. After being removed from the ICC Elite Panel of Umpires, he chose not to continue working as an umpire and instead resigned from his position.



2013 IPL spot-fixing 

Asad Rauf’s name surfaced during the scandal that surrounded the 2013 Indian Premier League spot-fixing, and the International Cricket Council (ICC) moved swiftly by removing him off the match officials’ panel for the 2013 Champions Trophy.

On September 21, 2013, the Mumbai Police Department brought charges of illegal betting, cheating, and fraud against Rauf before a court in Mumbai.

Rauf has responded by claiming that the claims are false, but he has declined to travel to Mumbai to face the charges.

Rauf was found guilty in February of 2016, and as a result, he received a five-year ban.



Cause Of Death 

Rauf went dead on September 14th, 2022 in Lahore owing to a heart arrest that he suffered. At the time of his passing, he was 66..

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