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Ashes set to go ahead if ‘several critical conditions’ are met

The Ashes in Australia are set to go ahead as long as “several critical conditions” are met, according to the ECB.

There has been a huge amount of uncertainty concerning England’s tour down under due to Australia’s strict travel rules and the concerns they’ve caused players and their families.

With the five-match Test series against the Aussies scheduled to get underway on the 8th of December, the ECB board met today and have given their approval for the series to go ahead.

However, that decision is “subject to several critical conditions being met before we travel”.

In a statement, the ECB added: “We look forward to the ongoing assistance from Cricket Australia in resolving these matters in the coming days.”

It remains unclear exactly what those critical conditions are at this time but you’d imagine they relate to the bubble conditions for the England players, staff, and their families.

England’s Ashes squad is expected to be named in the next week or so, with Joe Root now seeming likely to lead the side despite previous concerns he would not travel.