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#T20WordCup: Umpire Michael Gough banned for 6 days for alleged bubble breach

The sanction came after Gough reportedly left his hotel without permission on Friday to meet with people outside the tournament’s bubble.

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Umpire Michael Gough has been withdrawn for 6 days for an alleged bio-security protocol breach, it emerges today.

The English umpire Gough was due to officiate Sunday’s game between India and New Zealand in Dubai but was withdrawn following his breach and was replaced by South Africa’s Marais Erasmus.

As being reported by an English publication, Gough was asked to stand down by the ICC Bio-Security Committee following his Covid-19 bubble breach in the UAE.

“The Bio-Security Advisory Committee has instructed Umpire Michael Gough to isolate himself for six days due to a breach of the event bio-security protocols,” an ICC spokesperson was quoted as saying by The Daily Mirror.

Gough regarded as one of the best umpires in the international game, is now confined to his hotel room and is being tested every alternate day. If he tests negative during his six-day quarantine.


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