T20 World Cup: ICC suspends English umpire for breaching bio-secure protocols

English umpire Michael Gough. — AFP/File
English umpire Michael Gough. — AFP/File

DUBAI: English umpire Michael Gough has been suspended and put into isolation for six days after he breached COVID-19 bio-secure bubble.

“The Bio-Security Advisory Committee has instructed umpire Michael Gough to isolate for six days due to a breach of the event bio-security protocols,” the International Cricket Council (ICC) spokesperson confirmed.

According to media stories, the 41-year-old former first-class cricketer was withdrawn from New Zealand’s conflict towards India and was changed by Marais Erasmus.

The worldwide council is wanting into the matter and is investigating additional whereas Gough is at the moment beneath isolation.

Per the rules set by the council, all people — together with the gamers, umpires and their households — has to remain inside the bubble and in case they go away the bubble environments created at inns and cricket grounds they must isolate themselves.


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