He was a popular figure on the circuit who, along with Aleem Dar, contributed to improving the reputation of Pakistani umpires before the era of neutral umpires. But his career came to an abrupt halt in 2013 when he was named as a “wanted accused” by the Mumbai Police in an investigation into the IPL spot-fixing scandal where Rauf was officiating. Rauf had left India before the end of that IPL season and was withdrawn from the Champions Trophy after which he would be removed from the ICC and later that year from the ICC Elite Panel, although the ICC insisted that this was not the case. Because his name came up. in investigation.