umpire Asad Rauf dies: The International Cricket Council has said that former international umpire Asad Rauf died of cardiac arrest at the age of 66. Rauf, who umpired 49 Test matches on the field, was part of the ICC’s elite panel of umpires between 2006 and 2013. His career came to an abrupt end in 2013 when his name surfaced in an alleged spot-fixing scandal. Indian Premier League, for which he was banned.
He died on Wednesday in his native Pakistan. Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ramiz Raja said on Twitter: “Sad to hear about Asad Rauf’s demise, he was not only a good umpire but also had a wicked sense of humor.” He has always put a smile on my face and will continue to do so. To do this every time I think about it. Many sympathies go out to his family on their loss.”