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Why Asad Rauf is being investigated, asks PCB
PCB Chairman Zaka Ashraf on Friday said they have no clue why Pakistani umpire Asad Rauf was being investigated in the IPL spot-fixing scam which...
PCB Chairman Zaka Ashraf on Friday said they have no clue why Pakistani umpire Asad Rauf was being investigated in the IPL spot-fixing scam which subsequently led to him being dropped from the Champions Trophy. Rauf is under police scanner for involvement in the spot-fixing although nothing concrete has come out yet. "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," Ashraf said. The PCB chief said obviously they were concerned about Rauf and wanted more details on the issue. "We had nothing to do with his appointment in the IPL as he is on the ICC elite panel and they post him. And we consider this IPL spot-fixing scandal as an issue that has to be dealt with by the ICC and the Indian cricket board but we would like to be kept abreast because of Rauf," he said. Ashraf said the ICC had given no reason in their email for withdrawing Rauf from the Champions Trophy. "They have only told us about his withdrawal so we don't know what he has done," he added. The PCB chief did state that if the ICC asks them for any action against Rauf the board would look at it. "What is not good is that these sorts of controversies emanating from these popular T20 leagues are not good for the game of cricket," he stated.