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Sport Premier says England and Australia must quarantine ahead of Perth Test

22:27  30 november  2021
22:27  30 november  2021 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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The chances of the Ashes schedule being re-worked have increased massively after Western Australia premier Mark McGowan took a hard-line stance on Omicron variant measures.

Perth's 60,000-seater Optus Stadium, which has taken over from the WACA as the city's main cricket venue, is due to host the fifth and final match of the series from January 14-18 but McGowan's insistence on a full fortnight's quarantine for state arrivals and a ban of families places it in serious jeopardy.

Dismissing any chance of anyone involved in the match being offered a reduction in the 14-day Covid quarantine required, he said: 'We have put in place very strict rules. So, we've said to them, 'you need to have 14 days quarantine'. And that must apply to all the broadcast staff, the cricket staff.

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'They can't just bring wives and girlfriends with them - same rules as we put in place for the AFL. It's up to them whether they want to adhere to those rules or not.'

All the families of the England party intending to be part of the tour have arrived, barring that of one player and two support staff who are all scheduled to arrive for the Christmas period.

How the tourists react to loved ones being excluded from the final leg of the trip is yet to be seen, although it might not come to that with Cricket Australia seemingly ready to strip Perth of the match and award it to another city.

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  How states and territories are responding to Omicron variant States and territories have announced new measures for international travellers entering Australia in response to the emergence of the Omicron COVID-19 variant overseas. Urgent genomic testing is underway in New South Wales to determine whether two overseas arrivals who tested positive to COVID-19 after landing in Sydney are carrying the new Omicron variant.All flights to Australia from nine southern African countries - South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Lesotho, Eswatini, the Seychelles, Malawi and Mozambique - have been suspended for two weeks.

A second floodlit Test, at the MCG, is viewed as the most plausible scenario.

Meanwhile, Sir Alastair Cook, the leading run scorer in England's 2010-11 triumph down under, has signed a new two-year contract at Essex that will see him play on until the age of 38.

Perth's 60,000-seater Optus Stadium is due to host the fifth and final match of the series © Provided by Daily Mail Perth's 60,000-seater Optus Stadium is due to host the fifth and final match of the series A second floodlit Test, at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, is viewed as the most plausible scenario © Provided by Daily Mail A second floodlit Test, at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, is viewed as the most plausible scenario Read more

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