Johnson asks Morrison to ease quarantine rules for families of England’s Ashes players
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has asked Australian counterpart Scott Morrison to ease coronavirus quarantine rules so that families of England cricketers can travel for this winter’s Ashes.
Johnson discussed the issue with Morrison at a dinner in Washington.
“He said he was going to do his best for the families,” Johnson said.
“He totally got the point that for cricketers it is very tough to ask people to be away from their families over Christmas.
“He merely undertook to come back and see if he could find a solution.”
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is expecting details from Cricket Australia on how the series will take place – including quarantine arrangements, provisions for families and if players will have to live in a ‘bubble’ environment – this week.