Umpire Rauf cleared to officiate in Mohali Test

Updated: 13 December 2008 15:44 IST

Pakistan umpire Asad Rauf has been issued visa by the Indian High Commission in Islamabad to travel to Mohali to officiate in the second Test.

Umpire Rauf cleared to officiate in Mohali Test
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Karachi:

Pakistan umpire Asad Rauf has been issued visa by the Indian High Commission in Islamabad to travel to Mohali to officiate in the second Test between England and India at Mohali from December 19.

Rauf confirmed on Friday that he had been issued the visa by the Indian High Commission.

"I am supposed to now leave for India on December 15 for Mohali," he said.

Rauf was supposed to supervise both the Tests between England and India but with the BCCI shifting the venues to Chennai and Mohali, he could not travel since he did not have travel documents for the new centres.

Rauf made it clear that since he was an employee of the International Cricket Council he would be under no pressure and would be doing to the best of his abilities.

"I am not going to be affected by what is going on right now. My job is to supervise a match independently and efficiently and I will try to do that," he said.

Rauf also said he felt no security concerns travelling to India despite the fragile relationship between the two

neighbouring countries following the Mumbai terror attacks.

Topics : Cricket Sreesanth
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