Ashes: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson raises family travel issue with Australian counterpart Scott Morrison


Ashes is scheduled to start on December 8 in Brisbane this year.© TBEN

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson made an intervention to ensure that the next Ashes series against Australia goes later this year as planned. Johnson raised the issue of a travel ban for families of English cricketers with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison. The two prime ministers of their respective countries met over dinner during a diplomatic visit to Washington DC. Ashes remains in doubt after a number of England players raised concerns about the strict quarantine protocols they are likely to be in for the duration of the tour.

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“I brought it up with Mr Morrison and he said he was going to do his best for the families. He totally understood that for cricketers it is very difficult to ask people to away from their family over Christmas. He just made a commitment to come back and see if he could find a solution, “Johnson said citing The Bharat Express News.

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In response, Morrison said: “I would love to see the Ashes move forward, as I shared with Boris last night. But there are no specials there. I don’t see it. a lot of difference between skilled workers or students, who can come to Australia when you hit the immunization rates. “

International travel is expected to resume when Australia hits 80% double vaccination for those over 16.

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Earlier, England race leader Stuart Broad had confirmed he would travel to Australia for the upcoming Ashes provided he stays in shape.


Negotiations are underway between the ECB and the AC and the two councils are trying to find compromises on quarantine and living conditions during the two-month trip.

The Ashes between England and Australia is scheduled to start on December 8 in Brisbane.

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