Asad Rauf announces retirement from all forms of umpiring, says report

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Rauf was indicted in the IPL match-fixing scandal

Pakistan umpire Asad Rauf has announced his retirement from all forms of umpiring after being indicted in a match-fixing scandal in this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL), according to a report posted on the website of the Pakistan-based Express newspaper.

The paper quoted Rauf as saying that international and domestic umpiring required him to travel a lot and did not allow him to spend enough time with his family or private business.

Rauf also noted that he wanted to spend more time with his ailing son.

During his international umpiring career, Rauf officiated in 48 Tests, 98 ODIs and 23 Twenty20 Internationals.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) also decided to drop Rauf from their Elite Panel of Umpires earlier this year and stated that the decision was solely based on his performance and had nothing to do with the allegations against him in the IPL match-fixing scandal.

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