The very high profile Ashes Series is on edge. England cricketers are not ready to travel to UK if their families are not allowed to travel or the similar quarantine norms doesn’t get applied to their near & dear ones. With series on line, now UK Primer Minister Boris Johnson has requested Australian prime minister to relax the quarantine norms and give permission to travel to the families of the players. Australian PM in turn has promised to come back with a solution.
Why the Ashes Series is on line – The issue Explained: Several England stars are taking hard stand over the trip. Reason, they doesn’t want to be away from their families for up to three months.
If Australia does not relax its Covid travel rules, some of the touring party would not see their families from the Twenty20 World Cup in the UAE next month until the end of the Ashes in mid-January.
England are concerned they could be without family for months on Ashes tour
Australia have strict quarantine rules and are currently unwilling to relax them
Prime minister Boris Johnson has held talks with Australia PM Scott Morrison
He revealed his counterpart has vowed to do his best and come up with solution
According to Daily Mail, seeing the seriousness of the situation – PM of UK has intervened at his White House summit with Morrison and US President Joe Biden this week.
‘I raised it and (Morrison) said he was going to do his best with the families,’ said Johnson.
‘It’s very tough to be away from their families for so long over Christmas. He merely undertook to go away and come back with a solution.’
Meanwhile, former England captain and current commentator Michael Vaughan is confident that the visitors would field a side come December, but it might not be at full-strength.
“The Ashes will happen, I have no doubt about that,” he told Fox Cricket.
“Whether it is with a full-strength England side I’m not too sure, there may be one or two players that are a part of all formats that might drop out and I’d understand that.
“Whichever team arrives in Australia – and there will be a team, I can guarantee you that – it’s not going to be easy for the England team.”