BCCI bans Pakistan umpire Asad Rauf for 5 years

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Mumbai, Feb 12: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) today imposed a 5-year ban on Pakistani umpire Asad Rauf after he was found guilty of "misconduct and corruption".

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In a media advisory issued by the Indian cricket board on Friday (February 12), it was announced that Rauf is "banned for a period of five years from umpiring or playing or representing cricket in any form or anyway being associated with the activities of the Board and its Affiliates."

A file picture of Asad Rauf

"The Disciplinary Committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) met today 12th February 2016 at the BCCI HQ, Cricket Centre, Mumbai. Mr Asad Rauf did not appear before the Committee but had sent his preliminary submissions on 15th January 2016 and written statement on 8th February 2016," BCCI said in a statement.

"The Committee after considering the report of the Commissioner of Enquiry and the written statement of Mr Asad Rauf has arrived at the conclusion that Mr. Asad Rauf is guilty of misconduct and corruption within the meaning of Article 2.2.2, 2.3.2, 2.3.3 and 2.4.1 of the BCCI Anti Corruption Code.

"Mr Asad Rauf has been banned for a period of five years from umpiring or playing or representing cricket in any form or anyway being associated with the activities of the Board and its Affiliates," it added.

Rauf's name cropped during the Indian Premier League (IPL) tournament. He was accused of taking expensive gifts from bookies. Also, he was alleged to have placed bets on IPL matches in 2013.

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