Ashes tour given conditional green light

England's Ashes tour to Australia has been given the conditional green light. (AAP)

England men's cricket team will tour Australia for their five-Test Ashes series beginning in December, subject to several critical conditions being met before they travel.

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said in a statement on Friday: "Over recent weeks, we have made excellent progress in moving forward on the England Men's Ashes Tour.

"To facilitate further progress and allow a squad to be selected, The ECB Board has met today and given its approval for the tour to go ahead.

"This decision is subject to several critical conditions being met before we travel.

"We look forward to the ongoing assistance from Cricket Australia in resolving these matters in the coming days."

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