Pakistan axe umpire Asad Rauf from International Cricket Council panel

Asad Rauf, who was a member of the ICC elite panel of umpires, became a controversial figure during the Indian Premier League when he was named in a Mumbai police investigation into spot-fixing in the league.

updated: July 13, 2013 13:20 IST
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Karachi: 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.

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