Let’s just stay calm on making family travel call for Ashes | Derek Pringle

An Ashes series between weakened teams has taken place before, during the Kerry Packer era, but never because one side cannot have their families on tour, the issue threatening to dilute this winter’s contest between England and Australia.
The issue will have been raised by Joe Root and his players on Saturday when they met at Loughborough to discuss the Covid-protocols for the Test series against India, which begins at Trent Bridge on Wednesday.
But it is the winter that has the potential to unravel. Unless granted special dispensation, the Australian government has banned nonnationals from...

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