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A number of British referees have officiated English football matches since the start of the 2022/23 season. However, only one of them is of Indian origin. Who is this British-Indian?
This man is Sunny Sukhveer Gill. Prison officers were in charge of the afternoon clash between League Two sides, Northampton Town and Hartlepool United on Saturday, 13 August 2022. The match was organized by the former. Gill issued six bookings in the game. Interestingly, both the sides were charged three times respectively.
Prior to the current season, Sikh referees had officiated many competitive matches across England. This includes the FA Cup First Round match between Boreham Wood FC and Eastleigh on 6 November 2021. During the match, he yellow carded five players (all of whom were from Boreham Wood FC. He was also centre-official during the match. National League play-off match between Notts County and Grimsby Town on 23 May 2022. Five players were booked in the game. He Also awarded a penalty in the match.Gill’s other appearances include 20 in Premier League 2 and 27 in the National League.
It is worth noting that his father Jarnel Singh was also a umpire. Singh is the only person of Indian descent to have official EFL caps.
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