A Pakistani umpire who served on ICC's elite panel now sells second-hand shoes in Lahore's Landa Bazaar

08:54 PM | 26 Jun, 2022
A Pakistani umpire who served on ICC's elite panel now sells second-hand shoes in Lahore's Landa Bazaar
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Former ICC elite umpire from Pakistan Asad Rauf, who was banned for five years by the Board of Control for Cricket India (BCCI) on charges of 'corruption’, now owns a second-hand shoe business in Landa Bazaar in Lahore.

The 66-year-old former player, who was also recognised as one of the top umpires in the world, recently appeared in a web show where he poured his heart out and recalled the memories.

The heartbroken former umpire said he has not been in touch with cricket since 2013, saying once he leaves something, he leaves it forever. Rauf said he umpired so many games, but there’s no one left to see now.

Rauf owns two shops in Lahore's Landa Bazaar where he deals in second-hand apparel and crockery.

Responding to match-fixing allegations, Rauf said he had nothing to do with these issues, clarifying that the allegations came from the Indian Board.

He cleared the air on the 2012 scandal when an Indian model levelled charges of sexual exploitation. The girl accused him of being in a relationship and said he promised to marry her. However, she claimed that he later left her.

Rauf mentioned that despite the false accusations from the girl, he appeared in the next season of the Indian Premier League.

The former umpire appeared in as many as 170 international games -- 49 Tests, 98 ODIs and 23 T20Is. Rauf made a career out of the gentleman’s game and was part of the elite panel of the world cricket body.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 28 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains momentum against US dollar in the open market on February 28, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar moves up and currently hovers at 282 for buying and 282.25 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303.1 for buying and 306.1 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.6 for buying, and 355.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.25.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 28 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 282 282.25
Euro EUR 303.1 306.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.6 355.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.25 75.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181.1 183.1
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.1 209.1
China Yuan CNY 38.87 39.27
Danish Krone DKK 40.61 41
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.75 36.1
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.5 59.1
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.41 26.71
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.15 209.15
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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