Asad Rauf, a former Pakistani umpire who served on the ICC Elite Panel from 2006 to 2013, passed away in Lahore after having a cardiac arrest. He was 66. “I was saddened to learn of Asad Rauf’s demise. In addition to being an excellent umpire, he also had a wicked sense of humor. He always made me smile, and he will always make me smile whenever I think of him. Several condolences go out to his family for their loss “Ramiz Raja, the head of the Pakistan Cricket Board, tweeted.
“Sad to know about the news of former ICC umpire Asad Rauf’s demise…May Allah grants him mag first and gives his family sabr Ameen,” tweeted former Pakistan wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal. In 2000, Rauf officiated his first ODI, and in 2005, his first Test. He was named to the ICC’s Elite Panel in 2006, and he served on it until 2013. He served as an umpire or TV umpire for 64 Tests, 139 ODIs, 28 T20 Internationals, and 11 women’s T20 Internationals. Additionally, he presided over 89 T20s, including IPL games, and 40 First Class matches in addition to 26 List A contests. He was also a productive middle-order batter in his domestic career. Rauf participated in 71 First Class games and amassed 3423 runs. He participated in 40 List A games and scored 611 runs.