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Umpire Michael Gough removed for six-days after bio-bubble breach


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English umpire Michael Gough has been removed from officiating in the ongoing T20 World Cup for six days due to a bubble breach.

According to a report in Daily Mirror, the umpire was found guilty of breaching the bubble and hence he will now quarantine for six days.

The former Durham batter, who has been regarded as one of the best umpires in international setup, has been asked by ICC Bio-Security Committee to stay in quarantine now.

“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,” said an ICC spokesperson as quoted by Daily Mirror.

Gough left the hotel without any permission on October 29 to meet people outside the bubble.

Gough was slated to officiate in Sunday's match between India and New Zealand, but once it was confirmed that he had breached the bubble, Marais Erasmus took his place.