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ECB may cancel the Australia tour for Ashes

England officials have confirmed that the team won't travel to Australia for the Ashes unless the new MoU is agreed between CA and its Players Association.

The Ashes are scheduled to start on November 23, but ECB is reluctant to travel if they aren't assured of the necessary warm-up games before the Test series begins.

The ECB spokesperson describes the idea of abandonment as "unthinkable" as they notice the major rift between CA and ACA.

The whole scenario will be clear when their Women's team will travel to Australia for their Ashes Test and begins with ODI in Brisbane on October 22. This will be a real indicator about whether the Ashes will be played or not.

ECB may cancel both the tours in order to reimburse all their expenses as they can.

CA is due to distribute the ledger payments of previous MoU worth A$58 million to all male players who played international or domestic cricket. The payment will be done on October 15.

Australian Government might intervene if the matter is stretched long enough to threaten the Ashes. This is because the Ashes series has an emotional connection to Australia's cricket and culture.

The ECB has made no other plans for men's series if the Ashes are canceled, while they are a possibility for the women's team to play elsewhere if required.
 

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