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Asad Rauf (Punjabi, Urdu: اسدرؤف‎, born 12 May 1956) is a Pakistani former first-class cricketer and a former Test cricket umpire. He was a member of the ICC Elite Umpire Panel from 2006 to 2013, and is alleged to have been involved in match-fixing and spot-fixing of cricket matches.[1]

Playing career

Rauf played in Pakistani domestic cricket between 1977 and 1991, representing Pakistan Universities, Lahore, National Bank of Pakistan and Pakistan Railways.[2]

Umpiring career

Rauf became a first-class umpire in 1998. In February 2000, the Pakistan Cricket Board appointed him to his first One Day International (ODI), the match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at Gujranwala, Pakistan, on 16 February 2000. In 2004, with the promotion of Aleem Dar to the ICC Elite Umpire Panel, Rauf was included in the International Panel of Umpires for the first time. In January 2005 the ICC appointed him to his first test match, the fixture between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe at Chittagong (MAA). In December 2005 stood in the Boxing Day Test at the MCG between Australia and South Africa. In April 2006 Rauf's umpiring was rewarded with a promotion to the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires. In September 2012 Rauf umpired the ICC World Twenty20 group stage match between India and Afghanistan.

Rauf from his inclusion in the Elite Panel of ICC Umpires in 2006, umpired in 47 Tests, 98 one-day internationals and 23 Twenty20 internationals and was dropped from the ICC Elite Panel of Umpires after an annual review of their performance in June 2013 with an appreciation for the outstanding contributions of Asad over a long period of time. After being dropped from the ICC Elite Panel of Umpires he resigned from being an umpire anymore.

2013 IPL spot-fixing controversy

Asad Rauf's name cropped up during the 2013 IPL spot fixing controversy and the ICC reacted immediately by withdrawing him from the panel of match officials for the 2013 Champions Trophy.[3]

Rauf was charged by Mumbai Police on September 21, 2013 in a Mumbai Court with illegal betting, cheating and fraud.[4][5] Rauf has denied the allegations but refused to go to Mumbai to face the charges.[6]

See also


  1. ^ "Asad Rauf receives costly gifts for fixing matches". The Times Of India. 
  2. ^ "Asaud Rauf". CricketArchive. Retrieved 15 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "ICC pull umpire Rauf from Champions Trophy". ESPNcricinfo. 2013-05-23. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 
  4. ^ "IPL: Asad Rauf charged in IPL spot-fixing scandal". BBC. 2013-09-21. Retrieved 2013-09-23. 
  5. ^ "Asad Rauf charged in IPL betting scandal". Dawn. 2013-09-21. Retrieved 2013-09-23. 
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Asad Rauf
Personal information
Full name Asad Rauf
Born (1956-05-12) 12 May 1956 (age 64)
Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm off-spin
Role Batsman, umpire
Domestic team information
1983–91 National Bank of Pakistan
1983–84 Lahore
1981–83 Pakistan Railways
1977–78 Pakistan Universities
First-class debut 4 November 1977
Pakistan Universities v Habib Bank Ltd
Last First-class 28 October 1990
National Bank of Pakistan v Pakistan National Shipping Corporation
List A debut 17 March 1981
Pakistan Railways v House Building Finance Corporation
Last List A 2 October 1991
National Bank of Pakistan v Pakistan National Shipping Corporation
Umpiring information
Tests umpired 49 (2005–2013)
ODIs umpired 98 (2000–2013)
T20Is umpired 23 (2007–2013)
Career statistics
Competition FC LA
Matches 71 40
Runs scored 3423 611
Batting average 28.76 19.70
100s/50s 3/22 0/4
Top score 130 66
Balls bowled 722 478
Wickets 3 9
Bowling average 149.33 42.22
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a
Best bowling 1/3 2/18
Catches/stumpings 29/– 16/–