Dropped from the Champions League after allegations that he is being probed for spot-fixing, Pakistani umpire Asad Rauf has reportedly left India where he was officiating in Indian Premier League.
According to media reports quoting police sources, the controversial umpire may have left the country either on May 20 or 21. This effectively means that the 58-year-old cannot be questioned by the Indian police in connection with spot-fixing investigations, at this stage.
Earlier this week, Rauf - a member of ICC's elite panel of umpires - was dropped from Champions League leading to an angry reaction from Pakistan Cricket Board. "The ICC has told us they were withdrawing Rauf from the Champions Trophy panel. But so far we don't know for what he is under investigation in India," said PCB chief Zaka Ashraf, adding that no reason was given to them for Rauf's name being dropped from the tournament starting June 6 in England. (Read full report here)
PCB however has said that it will frame new rules to bring umpires within its 'domain'. (Read)