|Full name||Mohammad Akram Raza|
29 November 1964 |
|Bowling style||Right arm off spin|
|Test debut||1 December 1989 v India|
|Last Test||31 January 1995 v Zimbabwe|
|ODI debut||23 October 1989 v Australia|
|Last ODI||26 February 1995 v Zimbabwe|
|Domestic team information|
|1984–1985||Lahore City Blues|
|1983–1984||Lahore City Greens|
|1985–1986||Lahore City Whites|
|1984–1985||Water and Power Development Authority|
|FC umpired||23 (2009–2011)|
|LA umpired||14 (2008–2011)|
Source: CricketArchive, 25 January 2012
In 1989 he made his international debut for Pakistan in a one day international match against Australia. He made his final appearance for Pakistan in February 1995 having played in nine Tests and 49 one day internationals.
After retiring from playing Raza took up umpiring, reaching domestic level in 2008.
2011: Arrest for illegal betting
On Sunday 15 May 2011 a raid was carried out by Punjab Police in a Lahore shopping mall, there Raza along with six other men were arrested for betting on Indian Premier League matches, police recovered telephones, computers, televisions and a large amount of money during the raid, all seven men were charged later the same day.
2012: Reinstated as umpire
Akram Raza, has been reinstated to the Pakistan Cricket Board umpiring panel, following his suspension for his alleged involvement in an illegal betting racket. After year-long proceedings in a Lahore court, he regained his PCB role. Javed Miandad, Pakistan Cricket Board director general, defended his appointment, saying the umpire had produced proof that he was innocent.
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- Akram Raza reinstated as umpire.