Former ICC elite panel umpire Asad Rauf passes away

Rauf was a member of the ICC Elite Umpire Panel from 2006 to 2013.

File image of Rauf.

File image of Rauf. | Photo Credit: PTI

Rauf was a member of the ICC Elite Umpire Panel from 2006 to 2013.

Former International Cricket Council umpire and former Pakistan first class player Asad Rauf passed away aged 66 on Thursday following a cardiac arrest.

Rauf officiated 170 international matches in his top flight umpiring career. The 170 matches includes 49 Tests, 98 ODIs and 23 T20Is.

He was also a member of the ICC Elite Umpire Panel from 2006 to 2013.

Pakistani wicket keeper-batter Kamran Akmal took to twitter to convey his condolences. “Sad to know about the news of former ICC umpire Asad Rauf’s demise” he wrote.

Rauf has played 71 first-class matches as a middle-order batter, scoring 3,423 runs at an average of 28.76 that included three centuries and 22 half centuries.

Cricket match match-fixing and spot-fixing allegations tarnished Rauf’s career, and in February 2016, he was sentenced to a five-year suspension after being found guilty of corruption.

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