England will play a five-game test series against Australia starting December 8th in Brisbane.© Instagram
The British Cricket chief will meet this week to raise concerns about the rigor of the coronavirus protocol in Australia and decide whether Ash will move on later this year. The Joe Root team will play five test series starting December 8th in Brisbane with more matches in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Perth. However, players are understood to have concerns about quarantine, the bubble environment, and family access, and Route refused to take the tour last week.
The England and Wales Cricket Commission said on Monday that it had “regular and positive dialogue” with Australian Cricket.
“We are focused on putting health and welfare at the forefront so that players and management can tour under the best possible conditions,” the ECB statement said.
“The ECB Board will meet later this week to determine if the conditions are sufficient to advance the tour and to select the right team for this series of importance,” he added.
Multi-format English players can face months of travel and life in a biosecure bubble. The T20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates and Oman will begin on October 17th, before the December and January Ash series.
In July, when Star England all-rounder Ben Stokes was announced to take an indefinite break from cricket to “prioritize” mental health, the issue of player well-being was focused on.
Australia is the current ash holder after holding the urn following a 2-2 draw in England in 2019. They won the final series “Down Under” in 2017 / 184-0.
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