The Indian cricket board is trying to portray its innocence despite such a big spot-fixing scandal in the India Premier League (IPL) and has been given a free hand by the International Cricket Council (ICC) throughout the episode.

[caption id="attachment_1092" align="alignright" width="247"]Asaf Rauf was earlier caught in a sex scandal, and this second one may be the end of his career (Photo: Getty Images) Asaf Rauf was earlier caught in a sex scandal, and this second one may be the end of his career (Photo: Getty Images)[/caption]

The umpires the ICC had appointed for the next month’s Champions Trophy also included a Pakistani umpire, Asaf Rauf. But as soon as the news came out about police in Mumbai investigating him, his name was withdrawn from the umpires’ list.

Rauf, who earlier earned a bad name regarding a sex scandal, is now once again in the limelight. Unfortunately, he supervised the May 15 match between Rajasthan Royals and Mumbai Indians in which three players of the former team were arrested for spot-fixing allegations.

In a statement issued Thursday, the ICC said that it was in the best interest of Rauf and the sport that the umpire was withdrawn from supervising in the Champions Trophy.

It is indeed surprising that neither the ICC nor the PCB knows, in which matter Rauf is being investigated. Could this be the end of the road for Rauf?
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