TOP Pakistan referee Asad Rauf has died suddenly at the age of 66 due to sudden cardiac arrest. The accolades have started flooding social media. Pakistan’s chief referee Asad Rauf died suddenly and unexpectedly from cardiac arrest on Wednesday, September 14 (local time, September 15), his family confirmed.
Rauf has presided over 170 international matches and is also a top referee at the ICC. During his career, he has worked for National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) and Pakistan National Shipping Company (PNSC).
From 2006 to 2013, he was also a member of the ICC Elite Referee Panel. His career was marred by an alleged match-fixing and smirk in cricket, which led to a five-year ban after he was convicted of corruption in February 2016.
According to his brother Tahir, Asad Rauf went home after the store closed due to a cardiac arrest, 24newshd.tv reported. Tributes flooded social media following Raouf’s sudden death.
One said: “Pakistan referee Asad Rauf has died of cardiac arrest, his family has confirmed. He presided over 170 international matches and was also a top referee in the ICC. Rest in peace.”
“Shocking Asad Rauf dies at 66 after cardiac arrest. Former top NBP and PNSC player, played 71 FC and 40 List A games. He was an elite referee at the ICC. He saw the lows , but withstood all the pressure. Inna Lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un,” another said.
“Pakistan referee Assad Rauf dies of cardiac arrest. He presided over 170 international matches.” “Former ICC referee Assad Rauf dies of heart attack in Lahore. May Allah rest his soul .amine”
“Inna Lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un! Very sad, may Allah be patient with this family for this huge loss.” News of Raouf’s death comes after cricket lost South African referee Rue Rue in a fatal traffic accident It came after Dee Colzen.
Legendary South African cricket referee Rudi Koertzen died on Tuesday 9 August at the age of 73.
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