Cricket Australia is doing their best to ensure that the Ashes 2021-22 series goes on as per plan. In the recent development, the board has announced that they will be allowing the England cricketers to travel with their families since it will be a long season. Many England players thought about missing the tournament given the rise in the number of COVID cases in the recent past in Australia.
The Ashes will be a part of the second cycle of the World Test Championship. The five-match series will be played between December 8 to January 18.
Meanwhile, in Australia, the slow rate of vaccination and lockdowns in several states, have led to many believing those involved in the Ashes might be restricted to a similarly tough bio-bubble environment. However, the board with quick to think about a way so that it could avoid the board going into losses if the Ashe would not take place.
Australia restricted the entry of foreign nationals since the start of COVID in the country. That has caused unease among England’s players that their loved ones may be barred from joining them on the tour and see them separated from their families for up to four months, given the T20 World Cup in the UAE takes place before the Ashes.
At present in Australia, close contacts are being asked to isolate for 14 days, with secondary contacts only needing to do so until they return a negative Covid test.
Ashes 2021-22 From December 8-January 18
The first Ashes Test will be played at The Gabba between December 8-12. Adelaide will host the second Test between December 16-20. MCG will host the customary boxing day Test from December 26-30. The SCG will host the second Test between January 5-9, 2021. Perth hosts the fifth and final Test between January 14-18.