Former Pakistan umpire Asad Rauf passes away: Asad Rauf, a former Pakistan umpire, died after a suspected heart arrest. He passed away at the age of 66.
Asad Rauf, a former Pakistan umpire, died after a suspected heart arrest. He passed away at the age of 66. He was one of Pakistan’s most illustrious umpires, among the likes of Aleem Dar. Rauf was named to the ICC’s Elite Panel of Umpires in 2006, following which he officiated in 47 Tests, 98 ODIs, and 23 T20Is. He was at the top for seven years before being removed off the elite panel of umpires in 2013 after an annual performance assessment.
Former Pakistan umpire Asad Rauf passes away
Asad Rauf’s professional career:
Rauf began his umpiring career in 1998 and made his international debut in a one-day international between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in 2000. Rauf was named to the International Panel of Umpires for the first time four years later, in 2004. Rauf also worked in the lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL).
Rauf’s career took a turn for the worst once his name revealed in the IPL 2013 spot-fixing incident. Rauf was a well-known first-class cricketer in Pakistan, in addition to being an effective umpire.
Rauf scored 3423 and 611 runs in 71 first-class and 40 List A matches, respectively, with three centuries and 26 half-centuries. Rauf played for Lahore, the National Bank of Pakistan, Pakistan Railways, and Pakistan Universities during his career.