A day after being named as 'wanted accused' in the Mumbai Police's IPL spot-fixing charge sheet, former international umpire Asad Rauf on Sunday categorically stated that the allegations against him are wrong as he emphasised that he hasn't done anything wrong with his umpiring.
Rauf also said that his accounts are clear as he claimed that he never passed on any information to anyone.
"All allegations against me are wrong. I have umpired in five IPL's with 100 per cent results and never done anything wrong in my umpiring," he told CNN-IBN; adding "Moreover, I have never met anyone who will give me information, neither have I passed any information to anyone and also my accounts are clear".
He also said that the ICC didn't remove him as an umpire in the wake of spot-fixing controversy. "I was not removed from umpiring by ICC, rather my contract with ICC got over and I must say it was a job which got over. But I have never done anything wrong in any of the match that I have officiated," Rauf told CNN-IBN.
Though Rauf accepted that Vindoo Dara Singh was his friend, he told the news channel "I have nothing to do what Vindoo does in his personal life".
The Mumbai Police on Saturday filed its charge sheet in the IPL betting scandal in which Chennai Super Kings Team Principal and BCCI President N Srinivasan's son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan has been charge sheeted for betting during the 2013 IPL.
The Mumbai crime branch claimed that it has phone conversations which show that Rauf alias Dada placed bets through Vindoo in IPL-6 in matches he officiated in. Rauf has been shown as a wanted accused by the crime branch in the charge sheet filed on Saturday. Mumbai crime branch has begun the process of getting a letter rogatory to question Rauf and other Pakistani bookies.
Himanshu Roy, joint commissioner of police (Crime) said, “Rauf not only passed information about weather and pitch, but also gave information about matches he stood in, predicted results and accepted expensive gifts.”
The charge sheet mentions about a call on May 15, between Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals when at 1.29 pm in which Rauf was the standing umpire.
Rauf called Vindoo and told him "Aaj Zindagi ki haar jeet karlo Mumbai par". (Mumbai won the match). Similarly, on May 14, the intercepted call revealed that Rauf had predicted the match results to Vindoo and also inquired about the gold that he was supposed to be given.