Asad Rauf Banned For 5 Years By BCCI For IPL Fixing: Asad Rauf, the umpire based in Pakistan has been banned by BCCI for 5 years after the disciplinary committee found him guilty for corrupt practices and indulging in match-fixing, which defames the game of Cricket.
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Asad Rauf has been into the elite panel of Umpires in ICC and has umpired in many Test matches and ODI games but the committee has traced his activities and found that he has accepted expensive gifts during the IPL 2013 edition from bookies to set bets for IPL matches and even giving few decisions in the odds favor. However, it is being said that the decision on his fate was kept pending for a few weeks but today, the committee chaired by BCCI President Shashank Manohar, announced a 5-year ban on him.
Asad Rauf Banned For 5 Years By BCCI
He was even withdrawn from the elite panel of ICC by Pakistan after the allegations of match fixing broke out.
“Mr. Rauf has been banned for a period of five years from umpiring or playing or representing cricket in any form or any way being associated with the activities of the Board and its affiliates” BCCI said in a statement.
The Umpire from Pakistan has been found guilty of misconduct and corruption within the meeting of article 2.2.2, 2.3.2, 2.3.3, 2.4.1 of the Anti-Corruption Code of BCCI.
Contrarily, Rauf declined to any of the statements related to his five-year ban and said that BCCI or IPL has no authority to ban him when the Court has told Police that they have found no evidence against him. He even blamed the BCCI for making him leave the country mid-way of the tournament in the 2013 edition of IPL.
He also told that the Court has told that Rauf is earning more than Rs. 3 million per month so accepting small gifts like denims, T-shirts doesn’t make much difference.
Last month, BCCI banned Ajit Chadila for lifetime as he was too accused for match-fixing case in IPL 2013 and now he won’t be able to play any form of Cricket throughout his life. He was a part of Shila Shetty’s co-owned Rajasthan Royals, which also has been banned by The Supreme Court of India for two years along with Chennai Super Kings.
The another player who has faced the ban is Mumbai’s batsman Hiken Shah and he has been banned for five years.
Incidents like corruption, match-fixing defames the reputation of game and all the people who tries to affect the game for their personal benefits must be given strong punishments.
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