May 23

ICC withdraws umpire Asad Rauf from Champions Trophy

NEW DELHI: The raging spot-fixing saga in the IPL turned murkier today with controversial Pakistani umpire Asad Rauf being withdrawn by the ICC from next month’s Champions Trophy in UK for his alleged role in the scandal which is growing bigger by the day.Pakistani Umpire Asad Rauf and Model Leena Kapoor Scandal

A week after the sensational arrest of India paceman S Sreesanth and two of his Rajasthan Royals team-mates on charges of spot-fixing, Rauf’s pull-out from the June 6-23 Champions Trophy added a new twist to the fast unfolding drama.

The ICC said in a statement that Rauf has been withdrawn as he was under investigation by the Mumbai Police, thus becoming the first umpire to come under the scanner in the IPL spot-fixing scandal.

“The decision has been made after media reports on Wednesday indicated that the umpire was under investigation by Mumbai Police,” the ICC release said.

Explaining the decision, ICC Chief Executive David Richardson said: “In the wake of reports that the Mumbai Police are conducting an investigation into Asad Rauf’s activities, we feel that it is in Asad’s best interests as well as those of the sport and the event itself, that he is withdrawn from participating in the ICC Champions Trophy.”

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Aug 15

Pakistani Umpire Asad rauf & Leena Kapoor Sex Scandal

MUMBAI (August 14, 2012): An Indian model has accused Pakistani cricket umpire Asad Rauf of exploiting her after falsely promising marriage.Asad Rauf and Leena Kapoor

Leena Kapoor claims she had met Rauf six months ago through a mutual friend and the two grew close when she fell ill and he visited her.

According to reports in the Indian media, Kapoor said Rauf told her that his family would give consent for another marriage.

Meanwhile Asad Rauf has denied these allegations and said Leena Kapoor was seeking to gain publicity by joining her name to his.