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Former elite umpire Asad Rauf dies aged 66

He was a preferred determine on the circuit who, alongside Aleem Dar, did his bit in enhancing the popularity of Pakistani umpires earlier than the impartial umpires period. However his profession got here to an abrupt halt in 2013 when he was named as a “needed accused” by Mumbai police of their investigation into the IPL spot-fixing scandal, the place Rauf had been umpiring. Rauf left India earlier than the top of that IPL season and however was withdrawn from the Champions Trophy that adopted by the ICC and later that yr could be dropped from the ICC’s elite panel, although the ICC insisted it wasn’t as a result of his title had come up within the investigations.

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