Former England captain Kevin Pietersen on Monday urged players to rely adequately on life-saving bubbles and to remove “ridiculous isolation rules” in Australia ahead of the Ashes.
The upcoming Ashes series in Australia has been in the news for some time now with many UK players revealing their reservations against the strict COVID-19 regulations currently in place in the UK.
“I have no way to go to the Ashes this winter. Zero chance! My family can travel with zero restrictions if the ridiculously isolated rules are not destroyed.
Players are now done with bubbles! Done! Peterson tweeted.
I have no way to go gray this winter.
Unless the ridiculously isolated rules are broken my family can travel with zero restrictions.
Players are now done with bubbles!
– Kevin Peterson (@ KP24) September 27, 2021
The five-match Test series runs from December 8 to January 18. But the fate of the tour is not clear, with many senior English players considering the possibility of boycotting depending on what kind of restrictions they are relying on. .
Recently, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson raised the issue of the Ashes travel ban for the families of UK cricketers with his Australian envoy Scott Morrison during a diplomatic visit to Washington DC.
“I raised it (with Mr Morrison) and he told families he was going to do what he could,” Johnson told reporters in the US capital.
“He fully understood that it was very difficult for cricketers to ask people to stay away from their families during the Christmas festivities and he began to come back and see if he could find a solution.
With next month’s T20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates set to take place under a tough bio-bubble, players of all shapes in the UK could stay in one bubble for almost four months if they continue their long tour of Australia.
Australia plans to ease border and isolation controls by the end of this year, with at least 80 percent of its adult population receiving the two Govt-19 vaccines.
Authorities in the non-Govt. States of Western Australia and Queensland have said they may close their borders for a longer period depending on the situation.