Former Pakistan umpire Asad Rauf passed away on Thursday (September 15) due to cardiac arrest. Rauf breathed his last at the age of 66.
He officiated 64 Tests (49 as on-field umpire and 15 as TV umpire), 139 ODIs and 28 T20Is.
Rauf was a former National Bank Of Pakistan (NBP) and Pakistan National Shipping Corporation (PNSC) first-class player and played 71 first-class and 40 List A matches.
When it comes to umpires, the former match official was one of the most well-known names in the mid-2000s. He has been on the ICC’s ODI panel since 2004 and was promoted to the ICC’s elite panel in 2006, barely a year after his Test debut.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ramiz Raja expressed his grief over the passing of the former umpire. “Saddened to hear about the passing of Asad Rauf. Not only was he a good umpire but also had a wicked sense of humour. He always puts a smile on my face and will continue to do so whenever I think about him. Many sympathies with his family for their loss,” wrote Raja.
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