The men's Ashes tour has been given conditional approval by the England and Wales Cricket Board, as per their website. The statement mentions that talks on the tour have gone smoothly, and the board is subsequently happy to give its approval for the team to travel down under. It also states that certain, unspecified conditions must be met in order for everything to be finalised. It is promising news and comes after skipper Joe Root suggested he is prepared to head to Australia despite the strict COVID regulations.
The ECB Board has met today and given its approval for the England Men's Ashes tour to go ahead, subject to several critical conditions being met.— England Cricket (@englandcricket) October 8, 2021