Former ICC elite umpire Asad Rauf, who BCCI banned in 2016, now runs an apparel shop in Landa Bazaar in Lahore.

Former ICC elite umpire Asad Rauf, who BCCI banned in 2016, now runs an apparel shop in Landa Bazaar in Lahore.

Asad Rauf was one of the best officials from Pakistan, along with Aleem Dar.

Rauf officiated in 170 international games, including 49 Tests, 98 ODI, and 23 T20I. Happy with his performance, he got promoted to the ICC Elite umpire panel.

Further, he was adjudged as one of the best officials during the first five years of the IPL. However, he was involved in the 2013 IPL spot-fixing along with S Sreesanth and Ajith Chandela. BCCI accused him of taking money from the bookies, and he was banned in 2016 for five years. Since then, Rauf has been nowhere in the news until now.

In his interview with Paktv, Rauf said he has not been in touch with cricket since 2013.

“I’ve umpired in so many games all my life. There’s nothing left to see now. I haven’t been in touch with the game since 2013 because once I leave something, I leave it completely.

He even denied the basis of his ban and said he had no involvement in the match-fixing. He accused the BCCI and said, “I had nothing to do with these issues, the allegations came from the BCCI’s side, and they took the decision themselves.” 

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