Pakistani umpire Asad Rauf is banned by BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) for 5 years after he was found guilty of “misconduct and corruption”.
On 12th February (Friday), BCCI announced in a press conference that Rauf is “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 further stated, “The Disciplinary Committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) met today 12th February 2016 at the BCCI HQ, Cricket Centre, Mumbai. Mr Asad Rauf did not appear before the Committee but had sent his preliminary submissions on 15th January 2016 and written statement on 8th February 2016,”
“The Committee after considering the report of the Commissioner of Enquiry and the written statement of Mr. Asad Rauf has arrived at the conclusion that Mr. Asad Rauf is guilty of misconduct and corruption within the meaning of Article 2.2.2, 2.3.2, 2.3.3 and 2.4.1 of the BCCI Anti-Corruption Code.
“Mr. Asad 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,”
Rauf was accused of accepting expensive gifts from bookies as well as being involved in betting in 2013 IPL.