Pakistan umpire mired in ‘sex scandal’

Published: August 15, 2012

Indian model claims Asad Rauf ‘sexually exploited her for months’; umpire denies allegations.

KARACHI: 

Pakistan cricket seems to have stumbled upon another controversy but this time the players have been spared.

Allegations of ‘sexual exploitation’ were levelled on Tuesday against Pakistani umpire Asad Rauf by an Indian model, who claimed of having intimate relations with him.

According to reports in the Indian media, the model, Leena Kapoor, lodged a complaint with the local police, accusing Rauf of ‘sexually exploiting’ her for months after making ‘false’ promises of marriage.

Kapoor claimed she met the Pakistan umpire in Sri Lanka a few months ago, after which they spent a few days together.

She claimed Rauf promised to marry her and buy her an apartment.

According to Kapoor, Rauf had disclosed his marital status and the fact that he had children, but added that his religion allowed him to have more than one wife. However, she added, he failed to fulfill his promises.

Kapoor said the umpire stopped responding to her calls and around five days back, he cut her off, denying knowing her at all.

“If he (Rauf) continued to deny relation with me, I’ll take action against him,” the Indian model said without elaborating.

Rauf rejects allegations

While refusing to provide details, Rauf, the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) elite umpire, rejected Kapoor’s allegations.

“All I can say at the moment is that there is no truth in these allegations,” Rauf told The Express Tribune.

“I cannot make such relations at the ripe old age of 56,” he said. “I can only speak in detail following permission by the ICC as I am the body’s contracted official.”

Possibility of legal action

Meanwhile, a close aide of Rauf’s hinted at the possibility of legal action against ‘those’ behind the story.

“Rauf came to know about the story in the morning,” he said, adding that he was upset because he was defamed without any evidence.

He also cited the case of Tillakaratne Dilshan who was accused of being involved in an affair, which later turned out a false story.

“Many unknown models ignite such affairs to gain cheap publicity. According to our information, Kapoor planned all of this to get an entry into the famous reality television show ‘Big Boss’.”

Published in The Express Tribune, August 15th, 2012.

Reader Comments (45)

  • karma
    Aug 15, 2012 - 9:43AM

    huh! I never understand these ‘sex scandals’. A man courts a woman, has a consensual sex, says he’d marry her (perhaps he’d even say he’d get her the moon), then their relationship sours and they move on.

    In some cases, the women start screaming cheating or rape, when the sex part was entirely consensual.

    How is that a scandal? OK, the persons involved crossed a line society draws for them, but legally there is no case.

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  • Rana
    Aug 15, 2012 - 9:49AM

    Hats off to the Indians! Recommend

  • Arindom
    Aug 15, 2012 - 10:02AM

    There is no case for Kapoor – she’s what they call in US a ‘gold digger’ — in this case ‘gold’ being some ‘contacts’. “Pathetic” – is all I can say.

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  • Haris Farooq
    Aug 15, 2012 - 10:07AM

    How the Leena was ready to marry a man of her father’s age? from a different country? dumping her modelling career?.
    Consensual sex stroies usually end up like this. This is too provate a thing that comes up after the relations ends.

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  • MAD
    Aug 15, 2012 - 10:42AM

    There is and wont be any case here. THe model gets publicity and Asad Rauf must now face the consequences of what appears to be a slip up.

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  • Polpot
    Aug 15, 2012 - 10:55AM

    ET has switched the picture of the umpire with the model…curious indeed curious….
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

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  • Shahid
    Aug 15, 2012 - 11:16AM

    Malicious Intent on part of the model girl that she will get apartment, property, cash and other benefits if she marries this guy. So, lie down, have consensous sex and enjoy the moments under a planned entrapment scheme. It does not fly like this. She has no case under willful sex offerings, and expecting money, bank balance, property and apartment/house in return. She is dreaming and very soon to wake up facing a rude shock;

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  • JJ
    Aug 15, 2012 - 11:21AM

    Alim Dar gaining nd u loseing….Recommend

  • Indian
    Aug 15, 2012 - 11:58AM

    according to indian penal code – anyone who promises to marry someone and has sex with him/her (consensual) and later on refuses to marry her fall into the category of rape. Just for FYI for all those who want to jump their guns on anyone’s character.

    Let the investigation complete and truth will come out.

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  • nitish
    Aug 15, 2012 - 11:59AM

    yesterday some commentators including media were enjoying on the same post.Looking at the seriousness of the allegation,it can convince you,how the matter is get going worst.Now you better watch out the consequence of playing with an indian girl.This man has just ruined his carrier.

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  • Ali
    Aug 15, 2012 - 12:57PM

    @nitish:
    “Now you better watch out the consequence of playing with an indian girl”
    and that innocent little indian girl was FOOL to have affair (so called s*x affair) with a person of his father’s age having two kids and from different religion and culture. Lol..

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  • Asad
    Aug 15, 2012 - 1:09PM

    @Indian:
    Can you please tell us is there is any law against a woman having s*x affair with a married man having two children.

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  • Analyzer
    Aug 15, 2012 - 1:10PM

    Another wrong decision by an umpire, so no surprises here.

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  • A. Khan
    Aug 15, 2012 - 2:48PM

    C.mon, Raufee, you have been naughty and have been caught out. I would not have believed the story but there is a photo of you with said girl on an unmade bed. Were you discussing the days play in that room ?

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  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Aug 15, 2012 - 5:43PM

    Is this first drop of rain or there could be more? Married men in late forties and fiftees have this tendency to make such mistakes. If Asad had been an umarried player, it was easy to ignore but not in his case…He is an umpire, a judg. He is in a position to destroy career of any player, therefore integrity of character is very important for a judge. Suppose its proved that she was used by some players to get favourable decisions. If this happens, how many players would come out to sue him for wrongfull dismissals. We, Pakistanis are taking it as joke, but it could turn out be a very serious matter.

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  • zK
    Aug 15, 2012 - 6:16PM

    @A. Khan:

    LOL!

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  • Blithe
    Aug 15, 2012 - 7:18PM

    For a country willing to even consider IK (given
    past indiscretions with Sita White) , this is
    not a big deal for Pakistanis …

    Not a big deal at all.

    Irony is that if Asad Rauf was English , he would
    have resigned in shame by now.

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  • Aug 15, 2012 - 7:30PM

    Have seen the pic, allegation is not baseless,
    because it ignited me too.

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  • Ahsen
    Aug 16, 2012 - 3:12AM

    All I got to say is… Player!

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  • sujit
    Aug 16, 2012 - 7:11AM

    pakistani cricket was already spoiled by 3 cricketers named butt, mohd. Amir & one more that I couldn’t remember.
    Now once again the name of pakistan cricket is SPOILED.
    If this happens continuously then pak. cricket will be destroyed.

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  • shreyansh
    Aug 16, 2012 - 7:29AM

    Bring on the UDRS Let It DECIDE

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  • Pravir Bose
    Aug 16, 2012 - 7:42AM

    Strange Bedfellows but Not Strangers, it seems !!! LOL !!!

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  • T.V. Subramanyam
    Aug 16, 2012 - 8:13AM

    The allegations on the Pakistan umpire, may be for financial benefit. It is a pass time to many girls involved in fashion / model business to allege some body in this manner to milk crores of dollars-easy money from them.This is an old trick to drag prominent people for monetary benefit.

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  • polpot
    Aug 16, 2012 - 8:38AM

    Its the Price of Real Estate in Mumbai to Blame
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    When the Umpire found out the apartment prices in Mumbai he was shocked and dropped his ‘friend’ like a hot potato.
    Now he says that the potato was not hot at all.

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  • Uz
    Aug 16, 2012 - 10:47AM

    @sujit:
    Dude…cricket doesnt have anything to do with it. So what if an umpire has an affair. Millions of people do that. Its just a case of a cheap unknown model trying to gain popularity by following Veena Malik’s footsteps

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  • Adnan
    Aug 16, 2012 - 11:21AM

    This is another “conspiracy” against Pakistan cricket :-)

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  • Sarah
    Aug 16, 2012 - 11:31AM

    This calls for a replay by third empire.

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  • mm
    Aug 16, 2012 - 12:19PM

    @Sarah:
    replay would be difficult…..!!

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  • Feroz
    Aug 16, 2012 - 12:26PM

    This model needs to court controversy to further her fading career. Show business is a stinky place and its inhabitants will trade sex or anything tradeable for monetary or spinoff benefits. This lady has no real interest in marrying Asad Rauf or any other man. Asad Rauf should be declared out “fondling the ball”.

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  • Aug 16, 2012 - 1:35PM

    She had sought,he got.
    ,they are equal in dealing,
    common intention,can not be disregarded.

    It was personal but she made it criminal,she is too smart.

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  • Zezu
    Aug 16, 2012 - 2:32PM

    He was a bait, the gambling mafia wants to use him, he denied , now its payback time!!

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  • Maverick
    Aug 16, 2012 - 6:41PM

    Obviously a set up

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  • MS
    Aug 17, 2012 - 3:29AM

    I dont mind calling for a review and being the “3rd umpire”

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  • Aug 17, 2012 - 7:43AM

    How the Leena was ready to marry a man of her father’s age? from a different country? dumping her modelling career?.

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  • Aug 17, 2012 - 7:46AM

    Yes as earlier commented its important. some one ask Leena, How was she ready to marry a man of her father’s age? from a different country & dumping her modelling career?. Yes both of they are guilty one enjoy Sex & the other want its price.

    Shahid

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  • Shahid
    Aug 17, 2012 - 7:48AM

    Let its should be decide on Youtube(if some one can do), who is guilty ? Ha Ha ….

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  • UH
    Aug 17, 2012 - 10:25AM

    I think this is some BOKI case, like we see in movies that they say do this or else we’ll finish your career, because if you see some of the pictures, i personally think they both were standing in front of the mirror (and the mirror had a spy cam built in)

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  • Polish
    Aug 17, 2012 - 10:30AM

    @Blithe:
    Well the country has already tried Nawaz Sharif and Shahbaz Sharif so many times who were never faithful to their wives as well so dont go hunching on I.Khan alone.

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  • Jamila Warsi
    Aug 18, 2012 - 4:28AM

    Ha ha ha. Well 50% of Pakistanis might enjoying this and having a laugh but me. One more reason why I dislike Pakistani men.

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  • Ahmer Ali
    Aug 18, 2012 - 11:12AM

    Asad Rauf must be terminated from PCB’s official umpires’ panel on priority basis as soon as possible and should never be allowed of performing the duties as umpire in any national or international match any where in the Pakistan and in the world because he defamed Pakistan and PCB on world level intentionally,willfully and wittingly.

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  • Ali
    Aug 18, 2012 - 12:28PM

    If he had been a woman (hint, hint, Veena Malik), the entire Ghairat Brigade would have been up in arms about the loss of our izzat. But since he is a man and we are such a misogynistic society we say: so what if he had consenual sex? Double standards.

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  • taimur
    Aug 18, 2012 - 2:57PM

    I bet ISI is behind this :D

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  • Deb;India
    Aug 19, 2012 - 3:48PM

    @Zamila Warsi
    @Ahmer Ali
    Give me a break.
    Asad Rauf is an umpire per excellence. That’s what matters.
    His personal life is none of our concern. Taking cheap potshots is cheap.

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  • shah
    Aug 25, 2012 - 12:43PM

    No need to blame Asad Rauf, this might be another conspiracy to destroy cricket in Pakistan, lets the investigation come to a conclusion. We must back up Asad Rauf until the blamed proofed.

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