The Ashes series to be held in Australia this year has been in the headlines for some time now and many England players have expressed apprehensions about the Kovid-19 rules currently in force in Australia. The five-match Ashes Test series is scheduled to begin on December 8 and will continue till January 18. But the fate of the tour is still unclear, with several senior England players considering the possibility of a boycott due to restrictions. On this whole matter, now the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has given a statement saying that it will organize a meeting this week, where it will be decided whether the conditions in Australia are sufficient for the Ashes tour and team selection.
The ECB said in its official statement, “We are going to speak to the players and team management of England this week to provide the latest information on the proposed arrangements for the Ashes tour.” We are in regular and positive discussions with Cricket Australia (CA) on these arrangements as developments continue to emerge. For us, the health and well being of the players is at the forefront. We have to make sure that this tour goes ahead with conditions where players and management can perform at their best.
Update: England Men’s Ashes Tour
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Let us tell you that the T20 World Cup starting next month is to be played in the United Arab Emirates and Oman. This tournament will be played in a safe environment of Bio Bubble. After playing in this tournament, players playing in all formats of England, if they go to Australia, they may have to stay in a biologically safe environment for about four months. Australia plans to relax limits and quarantine rules by the end of the year. By then, at least 80 percent of the adult population is expected to have received two vaccines for COVID-19.