England ‘confident’ of Ashes tour amid travel negotiations

Cricket – Ashes 2019 – Fifth Test – England v Australia – Kia Oval, London, Britain – September 14, 2019 General view during play Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Boyers

LONDON, Aug 13 (Reuters) – The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is “very confident” the end of year Ashes tour will go ahead as planned even though negotiations are continuing over travel and quarantine restrictions in Australia.

England will play the Twenty20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates in October-November before heading to Australia and players who feature in both are likely to spend four months away from home.

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