Home > News >

Asad Rauf, Billy Bowden dropped from ICC Elite Panel of umpires

Asad Rauf, Billy Bowden dropped from ICC Elite Panel of umpires

Asad Rauf (right) was accused of allegedly accepting gifts from bookies during the Indian Premier League 2013 © Getty Images

London: Jun 25, 2013

Pakistan’s Asad Rauf, who is being investigated in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2013 spot-fixing scandal, and long-serving New Zealander Billy Bowden were dropped from the ICC Elite Panel of umpires after an annual review of their performance on Tuesday.

Rauf, who is being probed for allegedly taking expensive gifts from suspected bookies, and Bowden have been replaced by former Test cricketers Richard Illingworth and Paul Reiffel.

“The selection panel considered the overall performances of the umpires over the past 12 months when deciding which umpires would be offered contracts for 2013-14,” said Geoff Allardice, chairman of the ICC Umpires Selection Panel.

“In Asad’s case, it is important to emphasise that the recent speculation linking his name to the IPL spot-fixing investigation was not considered during the selectors’ deliberations.”

Rauf, who has denied any wrongdoing, was earlier withdrawn from officiating in the just-concluded ICC Champions Trophy in England.

“It is exciting to see Richard and Paul promoted to the elite panel, but it is also important to acknowledge and appreciate the outstanding contributions of Asad and Billy over a long period of time,” added Allardice.

Illingworth and Reiffel have joined Aleem Dar, Steve Davis, Kumar Dharmasena, Marais Erasmus, Ian Gould, Tony Hill, Richard Kettleborough, Nigel Llong, Bruce Oxenford and Rod Tucker in the panel for the 2013-2014 season, commencing July 1, 2013.

Illingworth has been umpiring in international cricket since July 2010 and has so far stood in four Tests, 16 One-Day Internationals (ODI) and seven Twenty20 Internationals.

Reiffel, who made his international umpiring debut in January 2009, has officiated in four Tests, 30 ODIs and nine Twenty20 Internationals.

World T20 League 2014

Sep 20, 2014 (16:00 IST)   at Mohali

World T20 League 2014

Sep 20, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Mohali

World T20 League 2014

Sep 21, 2014 (16:00 IST)   at Hyderabad

World T20 League 2014

Sep 21, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Hyderabad

World T20 League 2014

Sep 22, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Bengaluru

More

World T20 League 2014

Sep 19, 2014  at Raipur

NK won by 33 runs (D/L method)

World T20 League 2014

Sep 18, 2014  at Mohali

Kings XI Punjab won by 5 wkts

World T20 League 2014

Sep 17, 2014  at Hyderabad

Kolkata Knight Riders won by 3 wkts

World T20 League 2014

Sep 16, 2014  at Raipur

Northern Knights won by 6 wkts

World T20 League 2014

Sep 16, 2014  at Raipur

Lahore Lions won by 55 runs

Photos

KXIP vs Hobart Hurricanes, Match 2 CLT20 2014

Videos

Anderson plays golf with Jaguar competition winners

Live Cricket Score Dolphins vs Perth Scorchers CLT20 2014: Mitchell Marsh hits 2 sixes in last 2 balls to seal sensational win for Scorchers

Don Bradman plays his final innings in England

Kings XI Punjab vs Barbados Tridents, Match 5, CLT20 2014 — Key battles

Pananmal Punjabi: A nonagenarian Test opener

Chris Cairns cleaning bus shelters? Why?

Asian Games 2014 Champions League T20 Champions League T20 2014 Chennai Super Kings CLT20 CLT20 2014 CSK vs KKR Hobart Hurricanes Kings XI Punjab Kolkata Knight Riders Northern Knights Pakistan

CLT20 2014: KKR won’t underestimate Lahore Lions, says Trevor Bayliss

West Indies women top ICC Women’s rankings

Mitchell Marsh steals last-ball victory for Perth Scorchers against Dolphins in CLT20 2014 Match 4 at Mohali

Mithali Raj retains top spot in ICC women’s rankings

Dolphins vs Perth Scorchers, CLT20 2014 Match 4 at Mohali: Perth making steady process towards victory

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) vs Barbados Tridents CLT20 2014 Match 5: Barbados Tridents’ likely XI

Don Bradman plays his final innings in England

Kings XI Punjab vs Barbados Tridents, Match 5, CLT20 2014 — Key battles

Dolphins vs Perth Scorchers, Match 4, CLT20 2014 — Key battles

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) vs Barbados Tridents CLT20 2014 Match 5: KXIP’s likely XI

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

669 Posts | 6 Fans

Video Highlights: Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) vs Hobart Hurricanes (HH) CLT20 2014

Latest Ebola News: 8 killed by Guinea village residents while gathering Ebola data

NGOs pursue education for all

CLT20 2014 Live Scorecard: Barbados Tridents vs Kings XI Punjab

Live Cricket Score Board & Ball by Ball Commentary of Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) vs Barbados Tridents (BT) Group B Match 5 of Champions League T20 (CLT20) 2014

Shahid Kapoor promotes Haider at a mall with Shraddha Kapoor – View pics!

From Coke Zero to Mahindra Scorpio, the changing face of Indian e-commerce

Jessica Alba reveals to have learned beauty secrets from grandma

Wickedleak Wammy Desire 3 tablet with 7-inch display and Android KitKat launched for Rs 5,999

Sonam Kapoor and Fawad Khan continue to aggressively promote Khoobsurat – View pics!

Live Cricket Score Barbados Tridents vs Kings XI Punjab CLT20 2014

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here