Former England captain Michael Vaughn believes the iconic Ashes series should be canceled if families are not allowed to travel with players on the four-month tour of Australia due to strict COVID-19 protocols.
According to a report in the British media, there is still uncertainty whether the families of the visiting England players will have the right to stay with them during the ashesstarting on December 8th.
“Read the reports today that cricketers in England may not be able to have their family members with them this winter. It’s very easy, if they can’t, to call Ash. 4 months of your family is completely unacceptable. #Ashes.” Vaughn wrote on his Twitter handle.
The report also provoked a sharp response from former England captain Kevin Petersen, who believes that players should not be criticized if they decide to withdraw from the series due to such restrictions.
“Every ENG player who gets out of this Ash, if he seriously can’t see his family for FOUR MONTHS, has my full support. Families are the most important part of the players. And even more in the current climate! FOUR MONTHS without a family on the Ashes Tour? He tweeted.
However, Cricket Australia said on Wednesday that a solution could be found and the tournament remained for many more months.
“Britain should not arrive until November until June,” a California spokesman told the Sydney Morning Herald. “We will go through the same process that we did with India last summer.”
The English cricketers will not have families with them for the upcoming tours in Bangladesh and Pakistan, starting in September, before participating in the T20 World Cup campaign in October.