, (born 12 May 1956) in Lahore
, was a first class cricketer and is now a member of the Emirates ICC Elite Umpire Panel
His career as a first-class cricket
player lasted from 1977/78 to 1991/92. His most successful season was 1986/87 when he made 672 first-class runs at an average of 35.36 including one century and five fifties, but he fell into poor form after this.
Rauf became a first-class umpire in 1998. By February 2000 the Pakistan Cricket Board appointed him to his first One Day International
(ODI), the match between Pakistan
and Sri Lanka
, on 16 February 2000. In 2004, with the promotion of Aleem Dar
to the ICC Elite Umpire Panel
, Rauf was included in the International Panel of Umpires for the first time. In January 2005 the ICC appointed him to his first test match
, the fixture between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe at Chittagong (MAA). In December 2005 stood in the Boxing Day Test at the MCG
between Australia and South Africa. In April 2006 Rauf's umpiring was rewarded with a promotion to the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires.
Rauf tends to have a calm, composed, no-nonsense approach on field, only once losing his temper.
International Umpiring Statistics
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