‘PCB should be ashamed of providing no help to his career’-Twitter reacts as Pakistani umpire Asad Rauf passes away due to cardiac arrest

Asad Rauf, a Pakistani umpire, died unexpectedly at the age of 66 in Lahore, Pakistan, after what is believed to have been a heart attack. After serving as an umpire in 64 tests, 139 one-day internationals, and 28 Twenty20 Internationals and being promoted to the elite panel of the ICC in 2006, his career was cut short when he was named as one of the suspects in the Indian Premier League spot-fixing scam.

Asad Rauf, formerly of Pakistan and a member of the ICC elite panel of umpires, passed away in Lahore due to a heart attack. According to Dunya News, Rauf’s brother Tahir said that the veteran was on his way home after shutting down his clothing business when he began to feel pain in his chest. Rauf was sent to the hospital as soon as possible, but the medical staff was unable to resuscitate him.

Asad Rauf passes away due to cardiac arrest

Rauf has served as an umpire in a total of 47 tests, 98 ODIs, and 23 T20 Internationals since he was promoted to the ICC’s elite panel in 2006. Following the conclusion of the performance evaluation that took place once per year, he was removed from the prestigious panel in 2013. Rauf began his career as an umpire in 1998, and he made his debut in an international competition in a One-Day International match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in the year 2000. The year 2004 was the first time that he was selected to serve on the international panel of umpires.

In addition, he served as an official for the Indian Premier League, but in 2013, his name was linked to a controversy involving match-fixing, which led to the premature end of his career. Before beginning his career as an umpire, Rauf had already established himself as a well-known cricket player on local circuits. He participated in 71 first-class matches and 40 list-A matches while playing for Lahore, Pakistan Railways, National Bank of Pakistan, and Pakistan Universities, respectively.

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