Rauf's career seems over after PCB snub
The international career of tainted umpire Asad Rauf appears to be over after the Pakistan Cricket Board refused to nominate his name for the ICC's international and elite panels of officials.cricket Updated: Jul 14, 2013 00:03 IST
The international career of tainted umpire Asad Rauf appears to be over after the Pakistan Cricket Board refused to nominate his name for the ICC's international and elite panels of officials.
The ICC is set to decide on July 15, in a meeting in Nagpur, the fresh list of international umpires with member countries sending in their nominations.
"Rauf's name has not been included in the list sent by the PCB which has forwarded the names of Shozaib Raza, Zameer Haider and Ehsan Raza to the ICC," one official source in the board told PTI.
Rauf, who was a member of the ICC elite panel of umpires, became a controversial figure during the T20 League when he was named in a Mumbai police investigation into spot-fixing in the league.
The ICC later dropped him from the Champions Trophy umpires panel.
The final cut for Rauf came when the ICC replaced him on the elite panel insisting that the decision was based solely on his performance in the last one year.
But well-informed sources said the decision to replace Rauf came when despite several warnings from the ICC and PCB, he persisted with activities contrary to his position on the elite panel.
"The ICC had told the PCB to warn Rauf to review his activities which didn't do his reputation any good," one source said.