Former ICC elite umpire Asad Rauf who was banned in 2016, now runs a clothes and shoe shop
Former ICC elite umpire, Asad Rauf who had umpired in 170 games from 2000 to 2013, says that he is not interested in cricket anymore.
Asad Rauf owns a small shop of clothes and shoes in Pakistan after being banned from umpiring.
Former ICC elite umpire, Asad Rauf who had umpired in 170 games from 2000 to 2013, says that he is not interested in cricket anymore and he is running the shop for his staff, not for himself.
It is to be noted that the umpire was banned in 2016 by the BCCI when he was found guilty of corruption charges and disrupting the game.
“Mr. Asad Rauf has been banned for a period of five years from umpiring or playing or representing cricket in any form or anyway being associated with the activities of the Board and its Affiliates,”the BCCI had the said in a statement in 2016.
Rauf was accused of accepting gifts from the bookies and was involved in the 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal.
“Maine 2013 ke baad cricket se bilkul hi…kyunki mai jo kaam chhodta hu usko chhod hi deta hu (I haven’t been in touch with the game since 2013, because once I leave something I leave it completely),”said Rauf in an interview to Paktv. tv.
Meanwhile, explaining his idea of running the shop despite being in the elite panel of umpires in the past, Rauf said:
“Bhai, ye mera kaam nahi hai, ye mere staff ki rozi lagi hui hai, ye mai unke liye krta hu (This isn’t for me, this is the daily wages of my staff, I work for them).”
In 170 games, Rauf umpired in 49 Tests, 98 ODIs, and 23 T20Is.
“It is my habit to reach the peak of whatever work I do. I started work as a shopkeeper; I have reached my peak. I played cricket; I reached the peak. And then when I started out as an umpire, I said to myself that I need to reach the peak here as well… I have no greed. I have seen a lot of money, and I have seen the world,”said Rauf.
“I have no greed. I have seen a lot of money, and I have seen the world, with the protocol. One of my sons is a special child. The other one has just come back from America (US) after completing his graduation.”