Former Pakistan umpire Asad Rauf passes away after sudden cardiac arrest

Former umpire Asad Rauf passed away at the age of 66 due to a suspected cardiac arrest. Rauf was returning to his home after closing his shop when he felt discomfort in his chest.

Former Pakistan umpire Asad Rauf on Thursday (September 15) passed away due to suspected cardiac arrest. Rauf breathed his last at the age of 66.

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Rauf’s brother Tahir put forth the development about the legendary umpire, Dunya News reported. Tahir said that the veteran was returning home after closing his clothing shop at Landa Bazaar in Lahore when he felt some sort of discomfort in his chest.


The Punjab-born Rauf was taken to the hospital on an immediate basis, but he couldn’t be revived.

Rauf also plied his trade in the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL). But after his name surfaced in the IPL 2013 spot-fixing saga, Rauf’s career went downhill Apart from being an efficient umpire, Rauf was also a renowned first-class cricketer in Pakistan. In 71 first-class and 40 List A matches, Rauf scored 3423 and 611 runs respectively with the help of three centuries and 26 half-centuries.


In his career, Rauf played for Lahore, National Bank of Pakistan, Pakistan Railways and Pakistan Universities




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