Former ICC elite panel umpire Asad Rauf passes away

Former International Cricket Council umpire and former Pakistan first class player Asad Rauf passed away aged 66 on Thursday following a cardiac arrest.

Rauf officiated 170 international matches in his top-flight umpiring career. The 170 matches includes 49 Tests, 98 ODIs and 23 T20Is.

He was also a member of the ICC Elite Umpire Panel from 2006 to 2013.

Pakistani wicket keeper-batter Kamran Akmal took to Twitter to convey his condolences. “Sad to know about the news of former ICC umpire Asad Rauf’s demise” he wrote.

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