England’s wicket keeping batsman Jos Buttler is likely to miss out on the upcoming marquee Ashes 2021-22 over the concerns of being away from his family for the tour in Australia due to the restrictions imposed by the Australian government.
Buttler has already withdrawn his participation in the upcoming Vivo IPL 2021, as he and his wife are expecting their second child.
“One of the challenges is working out where the line is where you say I can’t do that,” Buttler told The Times newspaper. “I have sacrificed a lot and my wife and family have sacrificed a lot.”
“You have to be open to” saying no, he said. “It would be incredibly disappointing if some players feel like they can’t do it, but we are in the world at the moment where that is a possibility,” Buttler told.
England’s Jos Buttler likely to miss Ashes 2021-22 due to covid restrictions.
The English players are in a fix whether they would be allowed to keep their families with them or not in Australia tour. England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is in constant talks with their Australian counterparts to get assurance and set a secure passage for the cricketers.
As of now, the Australian borders are closed to restrict the covid-19 in the country. The limited number of flights with some chosen countries are on and the travellers serve a 14 days quarantine in order to be free in the country.
“COVID is incredibly challenging for everyone and Australia has a very strict policy in how they have tried to deal with it,” said Buttler.
“Until we get more information about what it (the Australia tour) might look like, it’s impossible to know what decision you are making.”