Former International Cricket Council (ICC) elite panel umpire Asad Rauf has died at 66 following a cardiac arrest in Lahore.
Rauf officiated in his first Test in 2005 before jumping to the ICC's elite panel a year later. Overall, the veteran Pakistani umpire officiated in 64 Tests, 139 ODIs, and 28 T20Is.
Rauf left India before the completion of IPL 2013. The ICC also pulled him out of the Champions Trophy that year. Later, he was dropped from
the elite panel.
In May 2013, Rauf denied involvement in any corrupt practices in the IPL. In 2016, the BCCI banned Rauf for five years on four charges of corruption and misconduct.
Before emerging as an umpire, Rauf played
First-Class cricket as a middle-order batter.
He represented National Bank and Railways
in domestic cricket.