Asad Rauf, the previous ICC elite umpire from Pakistan who officiated in 231 worldwide suits between 2000 and 2013, has passed away because of a cardiac arrest in Lahore. He turned into sixty six.
Asad Rauf, the former ICC elite umpire from Pakistan who officiated in 231 global suits across 13 years, has passed away because of a cardiac arrest in Lahore. He changed into sixty six. Rauf, who began umpiring within the yr 2000, changed into promoted to ICC’s elite panel in 2006 and over the subsequent seven years went directly to grow to be certainly one of Pakistan’s maximum outstanding umpires.
Along with Aleem Dar, Rauf’s emergence gave a new identity to Pakistan’s umpiring panel and more advantageous its reputation, which for years prior turned into being allow down with the aid of its bad requirements. Rauf made his umpiring debut in 1998 throughout a First-Class sport before standing in his maiden ODI two years later. In 2004, Rauf changed into multiplied to the ODI panel in 2004 and officiated in his first Test the following 12 months in 2005.
Rauf continued to officiate suits at the top stage until 2013 before his profession got here to a halt after his name became involved inside the 2013 IPL spot fixing scandal. Rauf turned into one of the ‘wanted accused’ by way of the Mumbai police and the entire improvement spoiled his umpiring profession. Three years later, in 2016, the BCCI banned Rauf after he was determined responsible of indulging in corrupt practices and disrupting the game. He became accused of accepting items from bookies and his involvement inside the 2013 IPL spot-solving scandal. The year before, Rauf turned into additionally accused of sexual exploitation from a version primarily based out of Mumbai after she claimed that he had promised to marry her however subsidized out.
Before taking on umpiring, Rauf loved a pretty decent profession as a domestic cricketer in Pakistan. A huge hit in the Nineteen Eighties as a right-surpassed batter, Rauf scored 3423 runs from seventy one First-Class games and 611 runs in 40 List-A fits. The 1986-87 season become a breakout year for Rauf as he gathered 673 runs at a mean of 35.36 including five fifties and one century. But due to negative shape, he may want to handiest maintain his cricket profession for any other year earlier than venturing into umpiring.
Rauf was inside the news until in advance this 12 months, when a video of him selling shoes at Pakistan’s famous Landa Bazaar went viral. Rauf referred to that 10 years after status in his very last ODI, he has misplaced interest in cricket and now desires to excel in his new role.
“This is not for me, that is the every day wages of my team of workers, I work for them. I’ve umpired in so many video games all my life, there is nobody left to look now. I have not been in touch with the game since 2013, because as soon as I depart some thing I go away it completely,” Rauf had said in a latest interview to a Pakistani news channel, Paktv.Tv back in June.
“It is my dependancy to reach the peak of whatever paintings I do. I commenced paintings as a shopkeeper, I even have reached its peak. I played cricket; I reached the peak. And then after I started out out as an umpire, I said to myself that I want to reach the height here as well. I don’t have any greed. I actually have visible quite a few money, and I even have visible the arena, with protocol. One of my sons is a unique child. The other one has simply come back from America (US) after finishing his graduation.”