Some of the England players might have the benefit of coming back home after playing three of the five Tests in Australia in the upcoming Ashes tour.
There have been many speculations about the future of the Ashes as England players remain concerned about the quarantine rules imposed by the Australian governments which would not only ask the players but also their family members to isolate with them for two weeks.
One thing we are waiting on is a little bit more information on the Ashes: Joe Root
England players have sought clarity from their board and Cricket Australia about the protocols for COVID-19 during the Ashes.
“There are conversations we will have with the ECB. One thing we are waiting on is a little bit more information. Until we get that from Cricket Australia and their government, we just have to concentrate on this series and make sure that doesn’t become a distraction,” England skipper Root had mentioned after the third Test against India in Leeds.
“I think it’s really important we keep talking about it as a squad, working closely with the ECB. There is still a lot to consider. We will keep trying to do everything we can to keep good communication through the right channels.
“There are a few things we could do without right now. But this is how things are at the moment. You have to just take it in your stride as a team,” he added.
England players can make themselves available for just three of the allotted five Test matches : Reports
According to a report by The Telegraph, England players can make themselves available for just three of the allotted five test matches and in case the players are not satisfied with the arrangements, they can withdraw their names from the Ashes.
It is also learned that England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) will be sending a total of 30 players to Australia in December, which could be England’s largest ever party for a Test tour of Australia.
The Ashes is scheduled to begin on December 8 with the first Test to be played at the Gabba in Brisbane.