Asad Rauf Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Hometown: Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Death Cause: Cardiac Arrest
Age: 66 Years

Profession Cricket Umpire, Cricketer
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.) in centimeters– 173 cm
in meters– 1.73 m
in feet & inches– 5’ 8”
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black
Playing Career
International Debut ODI- Not Played
Test- Not Played
T20- Not Played
Domestic Team(s) • 1983-91: National Bank of Pakistan
• 1983-84: Lahore
• 1981-83: Pakistan Railways
• 1977-78: Pakistan Universities
Batting Style Right-handed
Bowling Style Right-arm off-spin
Umpiring Career
First Match ODI- Pakistan v/s Sri Lanka (2000)
Test- Bangladesh v/s Zimbabwe (2005)
T20- India v/s Afghanistan (2012)
Last Match IPL- Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in Hyderabad (2013)
Personal Life
Date of Birth 12 May 1956 (Saturday)
Birthplace Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Date of Death 14 September 2022
Place of Death Lahore
Age (at the time of death) 66 Years
Death Cause Cardiac arrest [1]The Times of India
Zodiac sign Taurus
Nationality Pakistani
Hometown Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
College/University Government College University Lahore, Lahore
Controversies Allegations of Sexual Exploitation
In 2012, Asad was accused of sexual exploitation by a Mumbai based model Leena Kapoor. She filed an FIR against Asad claiming that he denied to maary her after being in a relationship for more than six months. She also shared some pictures of her and Asad together in a hotel room. In the FIR, she further said,
He told me about his marriage and said that his wife lives somewhere in Lahore, Pakistan. But he said that he was a Muslim and he was allowed to marry twice. He also said that his wife and children will come to our marriage.”
In an interview, Asad denied the relationship with Leena and said that Leena took the photos claiming to be one of his fans. He further said that she did it just for to become popular. In the interview, he further said,
I am 56 and happily married with two kids and at my age how can I promise to marry anyone else. I don’t know why she is doing this but if she continues to defame me and cause me and my family pain than I will take legal action against her. The allegations levelled by her are preposterous and she is just making this story up to gain cheap publicity and fame.” [2]The Times of India

2013 IPL spot-fixing
In 2013, Asad attracted controversy when ICC withdrew him from the panel of match officials for the 2013 Champions Trophy because his name was highlighted in the IPL spot-fixing. On 21 September 2013, Mumbai police charged him for illegal betting, cheating, and fraud in a Mumbai court. He denied the charges, but was found guilty in 2016, after which he was banned for five years by the ICC. [3]The Hindu

Relationships & More
Marital Status (at the time of death) Married
Affairs/Girlfriends Leena Kapoor (model)

Wife/Spouse Name Not Known

Children Son– 2
Fahad Malik (sales manager)

Note: The name of his other son is not known, but according to media sources, he is a special child. [4]The Indian Express

Siblings Brother(s)– 3
• Manzer Butte

• Tahir Rauf
• Adnan Rauf

Some Lesser Known Facts About Asad Rauf

  • Asad Rauf was an Indian cricket and former umpire who is known for being a member of the ICC Elite Umpire Panel from 2006 to 2013.
  • Before he became an umpire, he opened a shop in Landa Bazaar and had an iron and metal business.
  • Rauf became an umpire in 1998. In 2004, he was included in the International Panel of Umpires.
  • In 2005, he was an umpire in the boxing day test between Australia and South Africa.
  • In 2006, he got promoted to the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires. After his promotion, he umpired in 47 Tests, 98 one-day internationals and 23 Twenty20 internationals. He has also umpired many IPL matches.

    Asad Rauf umpiring in one of the IPL matches

  • He made a debut in first-class cricket on 4 November 1977 in a match held between Pakistan Universities and Habib Bank Ltd.
  • He played his last first-class match on 28 October 1990 which was between the National Bank of Pakistan and  Pakistan National Shipping Corporation.
  • He played his first match as a part of Pakistan Railways on 17 March 1981 in a list-A match held between Pakistan Railways and House Building Finance Corporation.
  • His last list-A match was held on 2 October 1991 which was between the National Bank of Pakistan and Pakistan National Shipping Corporation.
  • In 2008, Asad was the umpire in Mohali Test against Australia when Virender Sehwag was out on Mitchell Johnson’s ball. Australia appealed to Asad, but he did not declare him out. After a few years, in an interview, Virender Sehwag said that he bribed Asad for not declaring him out. In the interview, he said,

    Asad Rauf had a hobby of branded T-shirts, shoes and spectacles. At the time, I was a brand ambassador for Adidas. So shoes, glasses. I joked with him about the T-shirt and told him not to give out while batting. Surprisingly, he did just that.”

  • In 2013, it was reported that he used to smoke even after he went to two open heart surgeries. [5]The Indian Express
  • In 2016, he was banned for five years by the ICC on allegations of betting. In an interview, he said that the BCCI opened the case after three years in 2013 and had no evidence against him. In an interview, he denied all the allegations and said,
    The alleged incident happened in 2013 and BCCI was sleeping for three years. They opened an investigation in 2016 and it was a forced investigation as there was no truth in it. They failed to produce any concrete evidence against me. I still have the judge’s decision, which says that there is no evidence in the case.”
  • In 2022, it was reported that Asad ran a second-hand shoes and clothes shop in Lahore’s Landa Bazaar. In an interview, he said that he worked in the shop to earn money so that he could give his staff a salary. In the interview, he further said,

    It is my habit to reach the peak of whatever work I do. I started work as a shopkeeper, and I have reached my peak. I played cricket, I reached my peak. And then when I started out as an umpire, I said to myself that I need to reach the peak here as well.”

    Asad Rauf in his shop selling clothes

  • In an interview, he said that umpiring in Pakistan needed to be improved. In the interview, he further added,
    Umpiring is not an easy job by any stretch of the imagination. The standard of umpiring in Pakistan has gone down because of a variety of reasons, which includes lack of monetary incentives and absence of technical people for the role.”
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↑1 The Times of India
↑2 The Times of India
↑3 The Hindu
↑4 The Indian Express
↑5 The Indian Express

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