The Board of Control for Cricket in India, disciplinary committee has banned Pakistan umpire Asad Rauf who was found guilty of corruption and misconduct not becoming of an umpire in Indian Premier League matches for five years from umpiring or playing or representing cricket in any form or anyway being associated with the Board and its affiliates’ activities.
He was involved in the spot-fixing case of the Indian Premier League (IPL) matches.
“Rauf didn’t appear before the committee, but instead had sent his preliminary submissions on 15 January, 2016 and written statement on 8 February, 2016.”
“The committee after considering the Commissioner of Enquiry’s report and Rauf’s written statement the committee has arrived at the conclusion that he is guilty of misconduct and corruption within the meaning of Articles 2.2.2, 2.3.2, 2.3.3 and 2.4.1 of the BCCI Anti-Corruption Code,” stated the BCCI in press statement.
Rauf was being probed by the BCCI and Mumbai Police for his involvement in the 2013 IPL spot-fixing case. Rauf has denied the allegations but he never came to India to present his case.
Pakistan and the International Cricket Council (ICC) have together dropped Rauf from their elite lists after the allegations surfaced.