IPL Spot-Fixing: ICC withdraws Pak umpire Asad Rauf from Champions Trophy

The ICC on Thursday withdrew Pakistan umpire Asad Rauf from the Champions Trophy, to be played next month, in wake of media reports that he was under investigation by Mumbai Police in the spot fixing case. According to a statement issued by ICC, it took the desicion of the umpire's withdrawal since it believes it was in the best interest of Rauf as well as sports. It is unclear why Rauf is being allegedly probed in the spot-fixing case and the ICC chose not to comment any further on the matter. Rauf is likely to be summoned by Mumbai police for questioning. According to reports, Rauf was in regular touch with Vindu Dara Singh and had received various gifts from the bookies.