Former ICC umpire Asad Rauf passed away in Lahore on Wednesday aged 66.
As reported, the former ICC umpire suffered a cardiac arrest that proved to be fatal.
His brother Tahir confirmed the news of Asad’s demise revealing that Asad Rauf was going home after closing his shop when he suffered a cardiac arrest, and couldn’t survive.
He was a member of the ICC Elite Umpire Panel from 2006 to 2013.
Rauf was alleged to have been involved in match-fixing and spot-fixing of cricket matches.
In February 2016, Rauf was found guilty of corruption by the BCCI and banned for five years.
Asad Rauf was formally charged by Mumbai police in the IPL betting scandal, back in 2013.
Former ICC umpire Asad Rauf has officiated in 64 Tests, 28 T20s, and 139 ODIs.
Asad Rauf retired from all forms of umpiring in Aug 2013.
The news of his sudden demise has left the cricket fans in shock.
Condolences and prayers are being shared on the Twitter timeline for Asad Rauf.
Inna lilahi wa inna ilahi rajioon. Extremely tragic news about former umpire #AsadRauf passing away. May Allah swt grant him the highest rank. Ameen— Azhar Mahmood (@AzharMahmood11) September 14, 2022
Shocking Asad Rauf aged 66 years has passed away, a sequel to sudden cardiac arrest. Ex NBP & PNSC first class player who played 71 FC & 40 List A matches. He was an ICC Elite panel umpire. He saw the lows but sustained all pressures.— Dr. Nauman Niaz (@DrNaumanNiaz) September 14, 2022
Inna Lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un pic.twitter.com/P0NZ2BNNoq
Sad to know about the news of former ICC umpire Asad Rauf’s demise…May Allah grant him magfirat and give his family sabr Ameen 🤲🏻🤲🏻 pic.twitter.com/VyplFGX6gT— Kamran Akmal (@KamiAkmal23) September 14, 2022
إِنَّا للهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ— Dr Tahir khan (@DrTahirkhan18) September 14, 2022
Pakistani umpire Asad Rauf has passed away due to cardiac arrest, as confirmed by his family.
He officiated 170 international matches while being a top umpire with the ICC.
Currently he was running a shop in Landa Bazaar, Lahore. pic.twitter.com/vxVlo8ZETD