England’s talismanic player James Anderson opened up on his family’s travel plans to Australia for the Ashes later this year.
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.
There are obvious doubts over the Ashes tour: James Anderson
Anderson, who is the leading wicket-taker of England in Test cricket, said his family won’t be travelling with him to Australia as his children will have to be present in England for their education.
“There are obvious doubts over the Ashes tour and a lot of uncertainty about families travelling and quarantine rules,” Anderson wrote in his column for The Telegraph.
“My family have already said they are not going to Australia. My kids are in school, the youngest has exams and there is no way they can do two weeks quarantine because by the time they come out I will be playing a Test match and might only see them for a few days before they have to go back for the start of term,” he further added.
I only play one format so it is easier for me: James Anderson
There will be a lot of hectic moments for England players who will be travelling to both United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the T20 World Cup and alter Australia as they will have to be under various COVID-19 bubbles and compel to strict quarantine rules of the respective country.
Anderson, who only plays red-ball cricket for England, said he will manage somehow but expressed concern over his teammates who would be participating in both the tours.
“I have got my head around that but I only play one format so it is easier for me. The India tour earlier this year was a couple of months and the Australia trip will be similar. It is fine, I can manage that. The bigger issue is for guys playing every format. They need some clarity,” Anderson mentioned.
The Ashes is scheduled to begin on December 8 with the first Test to be played at the Gabba in Brisbane.