BCCI bans Pakistani umpire for 5 years

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Pakistani umpire Asad Rauf was banned by the Board of Control for Cricket India (BCCI) fpr 5 years on charges of ‘corruption and misconduct’.

Rauf, who has been recognised as one of the world’s top umpires have been barred from umpiring or being associated with any BCCI activities. Whether or not that is also applicable in the international arena has yet to be clarified.

The Pakistani umpire has been accused of involvement in an IPL match fixing controversy and was pulled from the 2013 Champions Trophy by the ICC.

Indian media also accused him of being in contact with Bollywood actor Vindu Dara Singh Randhawa, but the umpire insisted he was innocent.

But a BCCI disciplinary committee, formed to investigate the case, finally announced its judgment on Friday, finding Rauf guilty of corruption under articles 2.2.2, 2.3.2, 2.3.3 and 2.4.1 of the board’s Anti-corruption Code.

The 59-year-old umpire did not appear before the committee.