Australian cricket star Nathan Lyon is preparing for one of the most significant moments of his life, but fears his loved ones will not be by his side.
His daughters Harper, 6, and Milla, 5, live in Canberra with their mother and ex-wife Mel Waring.
The spinner’s glamorous WAG, Emma McCarthy, is reportedly in Western Australia with her loved ones for the holidays.
His parents Steven and mother Bronwyn still live in his hometown of Young in the New South Wales region.
Nathan Lyon (pictured with girlfriend Emma McCarthy) prepares to play his 100th test match in Brisbane on January 15, but fears the coronavirus border closure will prevent those close to him from watching
The two young girls from Lyon (pictured with ex-wife Mel Waring) reside in Canberra with their mother
But he fears some of them will be excluded from Queensland when he travels to The Gabba in Brisbane on January 15 to play his 100th test match due to the coronavirus border closure.
“One of my biggest goals this summer is to make sure everyone is there for a decent celebration,” he told the Daily Telegraph.
“To have my family there. To have Emma and her family there. With Harper and Milla, my two daughters and mom and dad and everyone.
But as he prepares to become the 13th Australian cricketer to make 100 test matches, he nervously waits to see if he becomes the latest victim of arbitrary border closures.
Queensland has already closed the border to Greater Sydney, which will prevent his brother Brendan from being on the ground.
Emma and her daughters are free to cross the border under current coronavirus restrictions but the situation is fluid.
Queensland could take the route to Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia and close the border to regional NSW, which would lock down its parents.
The glamorous Lyon girlfriend is believed to be spending the holiday season in Western Australia, which could cause problems for her 100th test match in Brisbane in the coming weeks.
Lyon and his former partner experienced a very public split at the end of 2017 when he was spotted kissing his current girlfriend.
Cricket Australia and the Queensland State Government are believed to meet regularly ahead of the fourth test between Australia and India (Lyon is seen at Adelaide Airport in October)
Even though his family is allowed into the Sunshine State, he might not be allowed to kiss them due to the strict biosecurity rules in place to protect cricketers from the coronavirus.
It is believed that Cricket Australia and the Queensland State Government have regular meetings ahead of the fourth test between Australia and India.
Queensland health official Jeannette Young admitted on Friday that border restrictions could “change quickly.”
Rules at the border, which have varied from state to state and changed throughout the pandemic, have already separated thousands of families and have even prevented people from attending funerals of loved ones.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday that leaders were held accountable for decisions, but refrained from criticizing individual states.
Even though his loved ones are allowed into Brisbane, he may not be able to kiss them due to biosecurity protocols.
Lyon and her glamorous blonde WAG paid $ 3.8 million for a newly built townhouse on glamorous Sydney Harbor last month
It comes as an outbreak in Sydney rose to 173 cases on Friday as a group in Victoria grew to ten in the past 48 hours, resulting in the border being severely closed.
Lyon and Ms Waring’s relationship ended very publicly at the end of 2017 after the cricketer was pictured passionately kissing Ms McCarthy.
Ms Waring, a mother of two, said at the time that she was left “devastated” when she saw photos of her 10-year-old partner with the glamorous blonde.
She later spoke candidly about her struggles dealing with the relationship breakdown in a series of articles on her blog, Life of Lyons.
“We lived a life where he constantly traveled, cricket was life and touring was a given… it’s easy to forget,” she wrote in March 2018.
“Today was different. I was strong, I was brave, but today I feel weak, I feel small and I feel lonely.
McCarthy and Lyon have since built a new life together, going on vacation abroad with the cricketer and joining the bowler in England for the World Cup and the Ashes.
Lyon’s new relationship seemed to be getting better and better, with Emma going on holiday abroad with the cricketer and joining the bowler in England for the World Cup and the Ashes.
Last month, the couple paid $ 3.8 million for a newly built townhouse in Sydney’s northwest riverside suburb at Tennyson Point.
The stunning 400 square meter property features five bedrooms, five bathrooms, three car spaces and was built by Davina Constructions boss David Buono.
Ms Waring, on the other hand, headed the other way and moved into a ‘desirable’ house in Canberra for which she paid just under $ 1.4 million in August.
The 32-year-old bought the Farrer house, which has five bedrooms and three bathrooms, in April, but only recently moved in and is starting to move in.
She and Lyon sold their shared family home for $ 3.8 million in Sydney in April 2019.
The four-bedroom mansion, which overlooked the Royal National Park in Sydney’s southern suburb of Port Hacking, was sold for an undisclosed price.
The spinner bought the Sutherland Shire property for $ 3.8 million in 2016 and had lived there with Mel and their two daughters before their relationship broke up.
Lyon to become 13th Australian cricketer to play 100 test matches on January 15