The ECB board are set to meet to discuss whether the 2021/22 Ashes tour of Australia can go ahead in the current circumstances.

England players have raised concerns over being without their families due to the country’s current travel restrictions among other issues.

With the start of the tour drawing ever closer, the ECB announced today that its board will meet later this week to rule on whether or not conditions are right for it to go ahead.

The statement from the ECB read: “Over the weekend we have been talking to England men’s players and management to provide them with the latest information about the proposed arrangements for this winter’s scheduled Ashes tour.

“We remain in regular and positive dialogue with Cricket Australia over these arrangements as the picture is constantly evolving. With health and wellbeing at the forefront, our focus is to ensure the tour can go ahead with conditions for players and management to perform at their best.

“We will continue talking to our players this week to share the latest information and seek feedback.

“Later this week the ECB Board will meet to decide whether the conditions in place are sufficient for the Tour to go ahead and enable the selection of a squad befitting a series of this significance.”

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