Australia Test skipper Tim Paine has stated out that England have nothing different to do what the country is asking for.
He backed Australia quarantine rules and said that quarantine protocols in Australoa are the beyond control.
“They know that they’re going to have to do some quarantine, potentially, ScoMo (Scott Morrison, Australia’s PM) and Boris (Johnson, England PM) are having conversations, the conversations are being had at the very top. It’s above Cricket Australia, it’s above the ECB, it’s certainly above the players. Those decisions will be made and you’re just going to have to deal with it. But, the England team will have to do nothing different than what they’re asking the Australian team to do,” Paine said on SEN Radio.
“The easy way through this is to throw one of these matches down to Blundstone Arena, and then we’ll go to Perth. It wasn’t popular with the Sydney media, I must admit. I copped a little bit of flak.”
Earlier there were also the reports on England could cancel the high-profile Ashes series due to strict isolation protocols. However, there was no confirmation for the board.
Paine hasn’t played a Test match at his home ground in Hobart, was unhappy with Cricket Australia not awarding an Ashes Test to the Blundstone Arena.
Paine believes that Cricket Australia will pursue hosting the matches at other venues before awarding a Test to Hobart. “I don’t think there will be, I really don’t. After it was raised, they didn’t like it. I tell you what will happen, they’ll bypass Tassie (Tasmania), like they always do. We’ll play two Tests in Sydney, or two Tests in Perth. That’s what they’ll do.”
“I don’t agree with it. I absolutely do not agree with it. But I can see it a mile away. Been here too many times. How many Test matches has Tassie got in the last 10 years? It’s easier for the broadcasters to either have two games in Sydney or two games in Perth,” signed off Paine.
Ashes will played from December 8 to January 18.