Former England skipper Michael Vaughan believes that the upcoming Ashes 2021 should be called off if the English players aren’t allowed to travel with their families. According to a report by UK media, the players of the England Cricket Team won’t be permitted to travel with their families on the tour down under.
“Read reports today that England cricketers may not be able to have family members with them down under this winter… Quite simply if they can’t they should call the Ashes off .. 4 months away from your family is totally unacceptable .. #Ashes,” Vaughan wrote on his Twitter handle.
Former England player Kevin Pietersen also echoed similar sentiments on the Ashes 2021, who said that players shouldn’t be criticized if they opt-out of the series as families are the most important part of a player’s make-up.
“Any ENG player that pulls out of this Ashes, if they seriously can’t see their families for FOUR MONTHS, has my full backing. Families are the most important part of players make-up. And even more so in the current climate! FOUR MONTHS with no family on Ashes Tour?” he tweeted.
Speaking on the same, the Cricket Australia spokesperson said that the series is still some time away and the board is in talks with the government to find a solution on the same.
“It’s only June and England are not due to arrive until November,” a CA spokeswoman told the Sydney Morning Herald. “We’ll be going through the same process we did with India last summer.”
England and Australia will play five-match Test series, beginning from 8th December 2021.