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Former elite cricket umpire Asad Rauf of Pakistan dies at 66

He officiated in 64 examination suits, 139 one-day internationals and also 28 Twenty20s

Previous elite cricket umpire Asad Rauf of Pakistan has actually passed away after a cardiac arrest. He was 66.

Tahir Rauf informed The Associated Continue Thursday that his bro had a cardiac arrest late Wednesday in the eastern city of Lahore and also passed away prior to he can obtain therapy at a health center.

Rauf officiated in 64 examination suits, 139 one-day internationals and also 28 Twenty20s. His umpiring profession finished in 2013 after his name was connected to the Indian Premier Organization spot-fixing rumor throughout an examination by Mumbai authorities.

He was taken out from the Champions Prize and also later on went down the International Cricket Council checklist of elite umpires, although the regulating body urged it had absolutely nothing to do with the authorities examination.

Rauf constantly kept his virtue and also prepared to accept the ICC Anti-Corruption System, however the Board of Control for Cricket in India prohibited him for 5 years in 2016 which implied he could not officiate in the IPL.

Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ramiz Raja stated he was “saddened” by Rauf’s fatality.

” Not just was he a great umpire however likewise had an evil funny bone. He constantly placed a smile on my face and also will certainly remain to do so whenever I think of him,” Raja published on Twitter. “Numerous compassions with his household for their loss.”

Rauf likewise played 71 superior suits as a middle-order batter, racking up 3,423 perform at approximately 28.76 that consisted of 3 centuries and also 22 half-centuries.

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