Former ICC elite panel umpire Asad Rauf dies due to cardiac arrest

Xtra Time Web Desk: Former International Cricket Council (ICC) Elite Panel umpire and former Pakistan first class cricketer Asad Rauf died on Thursday following a massive cardiac arrest. He was 66 years old and is survived by his wife and two children.

Asad Rauf, along with Aleem Dar were prominent names in ICC Elite Panel of umpires from Pakistan from 2006-2013. Rauf, who started his umpiring career in 2000 went on to officiate 170 international matches that included 49 Tests, 98 ODIs and 23 T20Is.

Rauf’s career was tarnished after allegations of his involvement in match fixing and spot fixing. In February 2016 he was sentenced to five-year suspension by BCCI after being found guilty of corruption during IPL 2013. He had to leave India mid- season during IPL 2013 and was even withdrawn from the Champions Trophy.