Former Umpire Asad Rauf Passed Away at 66

Former Umpire Asad Rauf Passed Away at 66

who was Asad’s Umpire?

Asad Rauf was an international umpire. He started the job at ODI Panel in 2004. He served  14 Test Matches, 139 ODIs, and T20 ls.

How Umpire Asad Rauf Passed Away

His Brother confirmed that he feel cardiac pain on Wednesday night when he came from his shop. He was taken to hospital where treatment will remain continued but he died there. He had not been feeling good for the last couple of days while running his business and came home too soon. His funeral will be done in Lahore near his home on Thursday evening.

Umpire Asad Rauf Biography

Asad Rauf was born May 12, 1956, in Lahore. Asad Rauf started his carrier from an early age in street matches. He starts playing cricket in his school life. He started professionally as an umpire’s first ODI in 2000 and his first Test match in 2005. His bowling style is Right Arm OffBreak. His Batting style was a right-hand bat. ICC’s Elite Panel finalized his name in 2006. He was a part of the Elite Panel till 2013 and supervised 64 Tests, 139 ODIs, 28 T20Is, and 11 women’s T20Is as an umpire or Third umpire.

He also served in 40 First Class matches, 26 List A matches, and 89 T20s inclusive, including IPL Matches.

Rauf had to drop out of umpiring after being accused of involvement in match-fixing and spot-fixing in 2016. He played for National Bank and Railways during his lengthy first-class progress as a middle-order hitter, grading 28.76 from 71 first-class games.  He served at the top for seven years before being dropped from the elite panel of umpires in 2013 following a yearly review of performance.


PCB Chairman Mr. Ramiz Raja paid tribute to Rauf in a post on Twitter, saying, “pained to hear about the passing of Asad Rauf. Not only this reason he was a good umpire but also had a broad sense of humor. He always puts a smile on every face and will continue to do so at any time I think about him. Many sentiments with his family for their loss.”


Rameez Raja Tweet about the death of Asad Rauf
Rameez Raja Tweet about the death of Asad Rauf

Former Pakistan wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal also show hissympathies to Rauf’s family.

“I am sad to hear about the news of former ICC umpire Asad Rauf’s demise…May Allah Forgive him and give his family patience. Ameen,” Akmal said in a tweet.

He was not a good player or empire only but he was also a good person in his family. He was believed on merit only.

This was very sad news for his family and fans as well. May His soul rest in peace. We pray that they can get over it soon.

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