Spot-fixing: After Asad Rauf's saga, PCB to frame new rules to keep a check on umpires

The spot-fixing saga in the ongoing IPL took a dramatic turn today with ICC withdrawing controversial Pakistani umpire Rauf from the panel of match officials for the Champions Trophy as his role in the scandal is being investigated by the Mumbai Police.

updated: May 23, 2013 19:44 IST
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New Delhi: The PCB on Thursday said that it will soon introduce new rules to bring Pakistani umpires under its "domain" in the wake of ICC's decision to withdraw Asad Rauf from the Champions Trophy following his questioning in connection with the spot-fixing scandal in IPL.

PCB chairman Zaka Ashraf, though, said he is not in the know-how about Rauf's removal from the elite panel of umpires from next month's Champions Trophy to be held in England.

"It (Rauf's withdrawal) is not in our knowledge. He did not go to India (to officiate in IPL) with our permission. We are not involved in the umpires business in IPL.

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