Stuart Broad wants to play Ashes despite concerns over coronavirus restrictions.© Instagram
England pitcher Stuart Broad insists he will take part in the Ashes tour of Australia this winter despite concerns over coronavirus restrictions. The England and Wales Cricket Board are “very confident” that the Ashes series will go ahead as planned amid Australia’s strict border controls. The prospect of long Covid-related quarantines and restrictive bubble environments make the tour less appealing than in the pre-pandemic era. The ECB is also expected to make a decision on whether to continue the tour scheduled for next month in Pakistan for back-to-back Twenty20 doubles matches for men and women on October 13-14 in Rawalpindi.
Britain’s first planned international visit to Pakistan since 2005 has been questioned after New Zealand abruptly abandoned its tour of the country due to a “security alert” from its government.
But Broad, 35, “works tirelessly” to be included in the touring group of the Australia series, which begins in December.
“There are only a few weeks left until a team is selected, but players can’t sign up for something if they don’t know what they’re signing up for,” Broad wrote in the Mail on Sunday. .
“If you ask me if I would be happy to fly to Australia in November, I would say yes. I am working tirelessly to make it happen. I don’t think there will be any postponement,” he said. he adds.
“In my mind it is 100% clear that an England team of any kind will be going on the tour. But if another player calls me and tells me he can’t commit , I would totally accept it, ”he said.
“Everyone has to make their own decision and Ashley Giles, England cricket manager, has made it clear that the chances of selecting a player in the future will not be jeopardized,” concluded Broad.
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