The Ashes 2021-22 in danger as English players likely to pull out if families are not allowed

ECB to decide the fate of Ashes 2021-22 this week

The Ashes 2021-22 in danger as English players likely to pull out if families are not allowed.

The Ashes 2021-22: The marquee event in the history of England and Australia’s test cricket is all set to face a severe setback as the English players are contemplating pulling out of the upcoming season of ‘The Ashes’ due to the issue of family amid the ongoing pandemic.

The tournament is still five months away but has already started raising eyebrows of the fans and supporters. The stringent border restrictions of the Australian government has initiated a rift among the English players as none of them wants to be away from their families for a long tour.

Not long ago Australia once again saw a surge in the covid positive cases after a couple of major cities failed in successfully administering the vaccination drive.

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For almost two years now, the sport of cricket is being played in a controlled environment. The mentally taxing bio-bubbles are now a regular process for all players and teams.

The reports from a prominent news outlet BBC suggest that a few English players are contemplating withdrawing from the all-important Ashes 2021-22 series if the families are not allowed to travel with them.

Australia vs England five matches Ashes series will begin on 8th December in Brisbane. Moreover, players of both the teams will be in UAE and Oman during October-November for the T20 World Cup 2021

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The Ashes 2021-22 in danger as English players likely to pull out if families are not allowed.

The cricketers will be away from their families for a long time, close to four months if they participate in the T20 World Cup 2021 and the Ashes, while the duration will extend if some Australians and English players take part in the Vivo IPL 2021 which is also scheduled in the UAE, starting September 19.

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Cricket Australia finding solution:

It is expected that both the cricket boards, England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) along with Cricket Australia (CA), will come to a simplified solution considering the time they have to organise the series.

If the reports are to be believed, CA is working closely with the Australian government to ease up the restrictions of the cricketers and their families for the all-important high-octane Ashes series 2021-22.

Complete Schedule for the Ashes 2021-22:

Day/DateMatch DetailsVenue/Ground
Wed-Sun / Dec 08 – Dec 12Australia vs England, 1st TestThe Gabba, Brisbane
Thu-Mon / Dec 16 – Dec 20Australia vs England, 2nd TestAdelaide Oval, Adelaide
Sun-Thu / Dec 26 – Dec 30Australia vs England, 3rd TestMelbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Wed-Sun / Jan 05 – Jan 09Australia vs England, 4th TestSydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Fri-Tue / Jan 14 – Jan 18Australia vs England, 5th TestPerth Stadium, Perth

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