Former Pakistani Umpire Asad Rauf Dies At 66

Former Pakistani referee Asad Rauf dies at 66

File photo of Asad Rauf.© Twitter

Former Pakistani umpire Asad Rauf, who served on the ICC Elite Panel from 2006 to 2013, died after suffering a cardiac arrest in Lahore. He was 66. “Sad to hear that Asad Rauf has passed away. He was not only a good referee but also had a great sense of humor. He always brought a smile to my face and will continue to do so when I think of him .” Deepest condolences to his family for their loss,” Pakistani cricket council chief Ramiz Raja tweeted.

“Sad to hear about the news of the passing of former ICC referee Asad Rauf… May Allah grant him magfirat and grant his family sabr Ameen,” tweeted former Pakistani wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal.

Rauf refereed his first ODI in 2000 and his first Test in 2005. In 2006, he was named to ICC’s Elite Panel, which he served until 2013.

He officiated 64 Tests, 139 ODIs, 28 T20Is and 11 Women’s T20Is as a referee or TV referee.

He also enlisted in 40 First Class matches, 26 List A matches and 89 T20s overall, including IPL matches.


He also had a successful domestic career as a middle-class batter.

Rauf played 71 First Class games, scoring 3,423 runs. He played 40 List A matches and scored 611 runs.

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