Former Pakistan umpire Asad Rauf passes away: Asad Rauf, a former Pakistani umpire, died of what appears to be a heart arrest. At the age of 66, he passed away.
Asad Rauf, a former Pakistani umpire, has died of what appears to be a heart arrest. At age 66, he finally took his last breath. Along with Aleem Dar, he was one of the most renowned umpires Pakistan has ever produced. Rauf has served as an umpire in 47 Tests, 98 One-Day Internationals, and 23 Twenty Twenty Internationals since he was added to the ICC’s Elite Panel in 2006. After seven years at the highest level, he was removed from the elite panel of umpires in 2013 due to poor performance.
Former Pakistan umpire Asad Rauf passes away
Asad Rauf’s professional history:
Rauf began his career as an umpire in 1998, and he made his international debut in an ODI match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in 2000. Rauf was originally admitted to the International Panel of Umpires in 2004 after waiting for four years. Rauf was also a professional cricketer, playing in the lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL).
Rauf’s career declined, however, as his name was linked to the spot-fixing scandal that rocked the Indian Premier League in 2013. Rauf was not only a respected umpire, but also a highly regarded first-class player in his native Pakistan.
Rauf scored 3423 runs in 71 first-class matches and 611 runs in 40 List A matches, including three centuries and twenty-six half-centuries. Rauf’s career included stints at Lahore, the National Bank of Pakistan, the Pakistan Railways, and the Pakistan Universities.