Asad Rauf breaks silence over accusations of his involvement in IPL spot fixing

By Saurabh Sahni on Jun 1, 2013 | IPL 2013
Cricketing world was rocked by the unearthing of spot fixing and betting scandal during the last couple of weeks of the recently concluded sixth version of the Indian Premier League. The trust of the cricket fans was further shattered with the news of the investigations on the involvement of an umpire in the alleged fixing scandal. Pakistan’s umpire Asad Rauf has been one of the top umpires in the sport and has stood in many of the high profile matches of ICC tournaments in the last couple of years.

Only last year, Asad Rauf was dragged into a sexual harassment controversy by a model, to which Pakistan Cricket Board has alienated from him. Now, after his name surfaced in the investigations of Mumbai Police in the context of IPL spot fixing, even the International Cricket Council took notice of that. Asad Rauf was withdrawn from the list of the umpires to perform their duties during the ICC Champions Trophy 2013, which is to be hosted by England and Wales in the coming month.

Almost a week after his name was withdrawn from the umpires panel, Asad Rauf has given a statement over the allegations and accusations surfacing against him. Asad Rauf has said that gifts, fixing and cheating were never on his mind and he is willing to present himself towards the International Cricket Council’s Anti-Corruption and Security unit for every and any scrutiny with regards of the IPL 6 spot fixing scandal, despite the Pakistan cricket board not backing him.
Last updated - Jun 2, 2013 12:01 AM
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