The fate of the UK Australia Ash Tour will be decided on Thursday and the results will be revealed on Saturday.
Despite reports that British captain Joe Root has already committed to this winter trip Me I understand that the route and other players still make the final decision.
This is because the England and Wales Cricket Commission is still waiting for official confirmation from the Australian Government that Covid’s quarantine arrangements for the player’s family will be relaxed.
It is understood that if it is received and the majority of players choose to travel, the ECB Board will vote to proceed with the tour when they meet on Thursday night. Me The results of the meeting are said to be announced on Saturday.
England has already been promised resort-style quarantine in Queensland, arriving in Australia, prior to the opening test in Brisbane on December 8. Test specialists will arrive early next month, and players from the two groups participating in the T20 World Cup will be able to spend time with their families from the start of the tour.
However, people with school-age children who can take off by Christmas are promised a similar resort-style quarantine on the outskirts of Melbourne.
It follows a positive zoom call between an English player and Cricket Australia CEO Nick Hockley on Tuesday, but Mark’s whisper that England has reached an agreement to tour at the end of the meeting. It is understood to be wide.
Indeed, in the aftermath of that meeting with Hockley, two players expected to be nominated by the Ash Squadron in England said Me I still didn’t know if the tour was going on.Another source of England camp Me Nothing has been decided yet.
Nonetheless, there are signs that Ash is now moving forward after the ECB issued a statement on Monday that questioned the series. Go ahead and allow you to choose the right team for this series of importance. “
Australia’s strict Covid regulations and various interstate regulations make the ECB nearly impossible to plan trips. For the past few months, sudden closures of the border between the state and the blockade have been common.
However, a message from Cricket Australia reassured English players that the landscape is expected to change significantly by the end of next month due to rising national immunization rates.
If the tour receives a green light from the ECB Board on Thursday, a team of 30 people will be nominated, including a delegation of Lions players from England.
The fast bowler Joffra Archer has already been ruled out due to an injury, but Ben Stokes is also expected to miss it as he continues to take an indefinite break from cricket. However, it is hoped that all major players available will agree to travel.