(Photo) England to decide on Ashes series in Australia this week

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Aryan Surana

The England and Wales Cricket Board will meet this week to take the final call on whether the men's Ashes tour of Australia this winter will go ahead. England players were made aware of the proposed conditions for the tour on Sunday evening.

An ECB statement read: "The board will decide whether the conditions are sufficient for the tour to go ahead and enable the selection of a squad befitting a series of this significance."

Australia has some of the most stringent Covid-19 protocols in the world, a situation complicated by the fact its different states have their own regulations. The five Ashes Tests are due to be played in five states, beginning from December 8.