Former Pakistan umpire Asad Rauf passes away: Asad Rauf, a former umpire for Pakistan, has reportedly died due to a cardiac arrest. At 66 years of age, he passed away.
Asad Rauf, a former umpire for Pakistan, has reportedly died due to a cardiac arrest. At 66 years of age, he passed away. Along with the likes of Aleem Dar, he was one of the most iconic umpires Pakistan has ever produced. In 2006, Rauf was added to the ICC’s Elite Panel of Umpires, following which he officiated 47 Tests, 98 ODIs, and 23 T20Is. Following an annual evaluation of performance in 2013, he was removed from the elite panel of umpires where he had worked for seven years.
Former Pakistan umpire Asad Rauf passes away
Asad Rauf’s profession:
Rauf began his umpiring career in 1998 and made his international debut in an ODI between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in 2000. Four years later, in 2004, Rauf joined the International Panel of Umpires for the first time. Rauf worked in the lucrative Indian Premier League as well (IPL).
Rauf’s career declined after he was implicated in the 2013 Indian Premier League spot-fixing scandal. Rauf was a notable first-class cricket player in Pakistan in addition to being a competent umpire.
In 71 first-class and 40 List A matches, Rauf scored 3423 and 611 runs with the assistance of three centuries and 26 half-centuries. Rauf played throughout his career for Lahore, the National Bank of Pakistan, Pakistan Railways, and Pakistan Universities.