India bans Pakistani umpire Rauf over IPL corruption charges

NEW DELHI (AP) The Board of Control for Cricket in India has banned Pakistani umpire Asad Rauf for five years over his alleged involvement in a spot-fixing scam during the 2013 Indian Premier League.

The BCCI says in a statement on Friday that Rauf has been "banned from being associated with the activities of the board and its affiliates."

Rauf was investigated after police found an unclaimed gift hamper containing gold ornaments and electronic appliances at the New Delhi airport addressed to him.