Championship history to be made by British South Asian referees Bhups and Sunny Singh Gill

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Sikh brothers Bhups and Sunny Singh Gill will make English Football League history this weekend when they become the first pair of British South Asians to officiate in the same Championship match.

Bhups and Sunny, sons of the first turbaned Sikh to referee in the English Football League, Jarnail Singh, will be part of the officiating quartet for Saturday’s game between Bristol City and Nottingham Forest.

The match takes place on April 10, ahead of the spring harvest festival of Vaisakhi early next week. Vaisakhi is widely celebrated in India and beyond, and is Sikhism’s most important festival.