According to reports, senior England players did not like ECB's idea of going on with the Ashes and not thinking about the postponement of the series.
Chris Woakes pulled out of the Indian Premier League along with England compatriots Jonny Bairstow (Sunrisers Hyderabad) and Dawid Malan (Punjab Kings).
The three players want to spend some family time. England's Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer and Ben Stokes, had earlier pulled out of IPL 2021
Australia has some of the strictest COVID-19 quarantine regulations in place and its own cricketers are currently serving two weeks after returning from the West Indies and Bangladesh tours
England's cricketers are concerned about the possibility of families being unable to join them on the trip given Australia's tight border controls
England's test squad, and in particular the players who feature in all formats, could go up to four months without seeing family due to the Ashes starting weeks after T20 World Cup
Smith,32, had withdrawn from the ongoing white-ball tour of the West Indies due to the elbow injury.
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England would be touring India for a four-match Test series, beginning on February 5, followed by five T20 Internationals and three ODIs.
The Ashes series is scheduled between November 2021 and January 2022 in Australia, and James Anderson believes he has a shot at getting selected for the series
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