Grave fears for WA ahead of Ashes

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<p>Western Australia could be set to miss out on the fifth Test of the upcoming Ashes series if its quarantine restrictions won&rsquo;t be relaxed for the cricketers.</p>
A powerful government figure believes the chances of an Ashes Test in WA are 'very slim' should the state not relax its quarantine stance.

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Western Australia could be set to miss out on the fifth Test of the upcoming Ashes series if its quarantine restrictions won't be relaxed for the cricketers.

Federal Minister for Sport Richard Colbeck fears WA won't host a match due to the fact the cricketers simply won't want to quarantine.

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As it stands, the England team will arrive in Australia in November ahead of the first Test, slated to begin on December 8 at The Gabba in Brisbane.

The players will also arrive without their families and partners, as Prime Minister Scott Morrison declared he wouldn't do any "special deals" to allow them entry into Australia.

But Colbeck believes there are "serious questions" whether a Test match in Perth will go ahead if WA maintains its stance on quarantine.

"From my understanding…
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