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Bubble breach leads to a six-day suspension for England umpire Michael Gough

Michael Gough, an umpire from England has been suspended for six days starting 28 October for violating the bio-security protocol of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021. He will not be able to do umpiring in any match within this period and must be in isolation.

Michael Gough is one of the best umpires in the world today. An ICC spokesman said that the advisory committee had instructed Michael Gough to stay in isolation for six days on breaking the bio-safety zone. However, it is being thought that the ICC could fine the English umpire.

Although he was supposed to be the umpire in the India-New Zealand match last Sunday. However, due to being in isolation, Gough did not come on the field. Marais Erasmus was in charge alongside Richard Kettleborough.

Gough will be conducted three times Covid-19 tests. His results in the first two tests have been negative. However, if his result is negative in the last test, he will be allowed to return to work.

ICC officials did not reveal how the umpire broke the bio-bubble, but the popular British media Mirror reported that Gough left the hotel last Friday without anyone’s permission and met people who were not in a bubble.

Gough is scheduled to do umpiring the match between Sri Lanka and the West Indies in Abu Dhabi on November 4, and two more matches – Australia vs West Indies in Abu Dhabi on November 6 and Afghanistan vs New Zealand in Abu Dhabi on November 7.

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