Asad Rauf unlikely to appear in court over having no confidence in Mumbai police

Islamabad, Sept 27 (ANI): Pakistani umpire Asad Rauf has said that he would not be appearing in an Indian court after Mumbai police charged him for being involved in a spot-fixing scandal during this year's IPL because he has no confidence in the state's police.

According to the Dawn, Rauf's legal advisor, Syed Ali Zafar said that the umpire had faith in Indian courts but no confidence in Mumbai police.

A Mumbai court will hear the case on Nov. 21 and Rauf, accused of accepting expensive gifts from illegal bookmakers, is among 22 people charged, the report said.

Zafar also feared Rauf could be detained in India or Mumbai police could frame other charges against the umpire, the report added.

Chennai Super Kings official Gurunath Meiyappan, the son-in-law of Board of Control for Cricket in India president Narainswamy Srinivasan, is also charged, the report further said.

Meiyappan is accused of being in touch with illegal bookies, according to the report. (ANI)


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