Spot-fixing: Pakistan umpire Asad Rauf allegedly being probed, dropped from Champions Trophy

It is unclear why Rauf is being probed in the spot-fixing case and the ICC chose not to comment any further on the matter.

updated: May 23, 2013 20:07 IST
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New Delhi: The raging spot-fixing saga in the IPL turned murkier on Thursday (May 23) with controversial Pakistani umpire Asad Rauf being withdrawn by the ICC from next month's Champions Trophy in UK for his alleged role in the scandal which is growing bigger by the day.

A week after the sensational arrest of India paceman S Sreesanth and two of his Rajasthan Royals team-mates on charges of spot-fixing, Rauf's pull-out from the June 6-23 Champions Trophy added a new twist to the fast unfolding drama.

The ICC said in a statement that Rauf has been withdrawn as he was under investigation by the Mumbai Police, thus becoming the first umpire to come under the scanner in the IPL spot-fixing scandal. (Read: All the spot-fixing related stories)

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