Former England captain Michael Vaughan wants Ashes to be called off this year if families are not allowed to travel with the players for the four-month-long tour of Australia.
According to the latest report of Daily Mail, England players might have to stay away from their families from September to mid-January for the sake of Ashes against Australia.
In the wake of novel coronavirus pandemic all around the world, the Australian government has shut its borders for overseas travellers to limit the spread of COVID-19 in the country.
The report didn’t go down well with Vaughan as he took to his official Twitter handle and wrote, “Read reports today that England cricketers may not be able to have family members with them down under this winter. Quite simply if they can’t they should call the Ashes off.. 4 months away from your family is totally unacceptable.. #Ashes.”
Earlier, Kevin Pietersen also came out in support of England players. According to him, it would be completely understandable if any of them pulled out of the Ashes due to travel restrictions.
“Any ENG player that pulls out of this Ashes, if they seriously can’t see their families for FOUR MONTHS, has my full backing,” the 40-year-old tweeted.
“Families are the most important part of a player’s make up. And even more so in the current climate! FOUR MONTHS with no family on Ashes Tour?,” he added in his tweet.