Former ICC elite panel umpire Asad Rauf on turning shopkeeper

Asad Rauf, as soon as an ICC elite panel umpire from Pakistan, now runs a store in Landa Bazaar, Lahore and has utterly misplaced contact with the sport of cricket. Nonetheless, the previous umpire has no qualms about his new job and is glad with what he’s doing.

Rauf, 66, was a world umpire from 2000 to 2013. He officiated in 49 Assessments, 98 ODIs and 23 T20Is. Nonetheless, he was banned by the BCCI in 2016 after being discovered responsible of corruption within the IPL.



The previous umpire, whose store sells garments and sneakers, claims that he’s working to fulfill the wants of his employees. In an interview with Paktv.television, he stated:

“Bhai, ye mera kaam nahi hai, ye mere employees ki rozi lagi hui hai, ye mai unke liye krta hu (This isn’t for me, that is the day by day wages of my employees, I work for them). I’ve no greed.

“I’ve seen some huge cash, and I’ve seen the world, with protocol. One among my sons is a particular baby. The opposite one has simply come again from America (US) after finishing his commencement. I learn the Namaz 5 occasions a day. My spouse reads the Namaz 5 occasions a day.”

Rauf added that he desires to achieve the height of no matter he does, be it umpiring or operating a store, stating:

“Meri aadat hai, jis kaam ko shuru karta hu uski peak pe jaata hu. Maine landai ka kaam shuru kiya hai, iski bhi peak pe mai gaya hu. Maine cricket kheli hai toh iski bhi peak pe mai gaya hu. Aur phir maine umpiring shuru ki, toh maine socha ki iski bhi peak pe hello jaana chahiye (It’s my behavior to achieve the height of no matter work I do. I began work as a shopkeeper, I’ve reached its peak. I performed cricket, I reached the height. After which once I began out as an umpire, I stated to myself that I would like to achieve the height right here as properly).”

A right-handed batter throughout his enjoying days, Rauf featured in 71 first-class matches and 40 Checklist A video games, scoring 3423 and 611 runs, respectively. He scored three a whole bunch in first-class cricket with a better of 130.


“I’ve spent my finest time in IPL” – Asad Rauf

Regardless of being banned by the BCCI in 2016 for 5 years over allegations of corrupt practices, Rauf described umpiring within the IPL as his finest time.

On allegations of accepting costly items from bookies and being concerned in match-fixing, he stated:

“I’ve spent my finest time in IPL, aside from these points that got here afterward. Unse mera toh koi lena dena tha hello nahi, wo unhi (BCCI) ki taraf se aaye aur unhone hello choice le liye (I had nothing to do with these points, the allegations got here from the BCCI’s facet and so they took the choice on me themselves).”

The previous umpire conceded that he’s now not within the sport of cricket, saying:

“Nahi, maine saari umar jab khud hello khila diye toh ab dekhna kisko hai (No, I’ve umpired in so many video games all my life, there’s nobody left to see now).”

Rauf’s final match as an umpire was an IPL 2013 encounter between the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in Hyderabad.


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