Chris Woakes says he is yet to decide if his wife and children will accompany him despite committing to the Ashes tour.
Woakes, currently in Oman where the England team practised on Monday ahead of the Twenty20 World Cup, revealed: ‘We are still not sure whether we are going to travel as a family. There are still quite a few weeks to go before we make that decision.’
The ECB ratified the five-Test tour last Friday on the proviso that certain quarantine and living conditions would be met.
Chris Woakes has revealed that he is yet to decide whether to take his family to Australia
‘Obviously people want securities around what life is going to be like once we are there,’ said the 32-year-old.
Cricket Australia chief Nick Hockley claimed on Monday that one stumbling block for families — navigating from Sydney to Perth for the final Test — would be overcome, and that a deal can be struck with Western Australia to host the January 14-18 fixture as scheduled, despite its current hardline Covid regulations.
Ronnie Irani has stood down from the Essex board after clashes with the squad. Sir Alastair Cook, 36, could now sign a new deal at Chelmsford.
Woakes revealed that ‘some people want securities around what life is going to be like’