The Ashes series is proposed in Australia from 8 December. Under this, the first Test match is to be played in Brisbane. But the players of England are in a dilemma due to the quarantine rules.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison (left) and British PM Boris Johnson (right) have met in Washington.
Ashes Series 2021 is proposed between Australia and England at the end of the year. But due to Corona virus, clouds of crisis are hovering over this series. England players are shying away from going to Australia for the Ashes due to the quarantine rules related to Corona. Meanwhile, talks have taken place between the Prime Ministers of Britain and Australia. There was a discussion between the two regarding the Ashes series. It is reported that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has asked Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison to relax the quarantine rules so that the families of the players can also come along. England players should be assured that their families should also be allowed to come during the tour in December-January.
Right now Australia has closed its borders to curb the corona virus. Under this, the number of international flights has also been reduced and there is very less space in the hotels fixed for quarantine in the country. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that he met Morrison at a dinner in the US capital Washington. During this, both talked on the Ashes. He told reporters, ‘I took up this matter and he said that he will do his best for the families. He fully agreed that it will be very difficult for cricketers to stay away from their families on the occasion of Christmas. He has talked about finding a solution for this.
Last month, the England and Wales Cricket Board said that it is confident of starting the Ashes series on time. This series is proposed from 8 December and the first Test is to be played in Brisbane. However, English players say that they can skip this tour if their families do not go to Australia.
Australia may open by the end of 2021
At the same time, the Australian government plans to relax its quarantine rules and open borders by the end of December 2021. It believes that by then 80 percent of the adult population of Australia will have received both doses of the corona vaccine. However, apart from the Australian government, the states there also have their own rules. Under this, the states of Western Australia and Queensland are currently completely corona free but they say that they will take time to relax and can keep their borders closed for a long time.
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