The Ashes Urn

According to reports, the England cricketers have agreed for the marquee Ashes tour, and it is all set to go ahead as per schedule this summer.

Joe Root and Tim Paine in Ashes 2019
Joe Root and Tim Paine in Ashes 2019 (Image Credit: Getty)

The England national cricket team had talks with the Cricket Australia (CA) bosses on Tuesday evening, to thrash out their suspicions about the strict Covid-19 protocols during the Ashes tour.

The England and Wales cricket board (ECB) has given players the time to make decisions regarding the series until the end of this week, and the team will be touring Australia if a good amount of players agreed to travel.

Jofra Archer, Ben Stokes All Set To Miss The Ashes Tour

Moeen Ali and Ben Stokes. Photo- Getty
Moeen Ali and Ben Stokes. Photo- Getty

Meanwhile, UK’s Daily Telegraph has reported that England red-ball captain Joe Root has led an adequate number of players committing to the series.

Jos Buttler is currently the only English cricketer who might not agree to the tour because he will have to stay away from his family.

Also, all-rounder, Moeen Ali will not be part of the Ashes series because he recently announced his retirement from Test cricket, and Star All-rounder Ben Stokes will also be not providing his services as he is taking a break from cricket to focus on his mental well being. Jofra Archer, who is out due to an injury, will also not be part of England’s squad.

According to reports of ESPNCRICINFO, it is believed that the biggest concern for players was the snap lockdowns and quarantine rules for families. However, Cricket Australia (CA) CEO Nick Hockley instructed England players that conditions in Australia were improving, with the country’s vaccination rate on the growth.

Ashes
The Ashes 2019 (Image Credit: Twitter)

Cricket Australia (CA) also has one last concern about the Perth Test match. The officials are very sure that they will be permitted to play in Western Australia just days after being in Sydney. If that does fall through, Canberra or Hobart could confiscate their first Test. So the match could be held at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) or Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

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