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Former Pakistan elite umpire Asad Rauf passes away

Former International Cricket Council (ICC) elite panel umpire from Pakistan Asad Rauf. [Photo: Twitter/ Pakistan Cricket]

Former International Cricket Council (ICC) elite panel umpire from Pakistan, Asad Rauf passed away following a cardiac arrest on Wednesday in Lahore.

Rauf, who died at the age of 66, officiated in 64 Tests (49 as on-field umpire and 15 as TV umpire), 139 ODIs and 28 T20Is.

Rauf was one of Pakistan’s most prominent umpires in the mid-2000s, having been elevated to the ICC’s elite panel in 2006. He had officiated in his first Test the previous year, and been on the ODI panel since 2004, having stood in his first ODI in 2000.

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