No Handshakes for South Africa

No Handshakes for South Africa

No Handshakes for South Africa

The South African team will not exchange handshakes to ensure their safety on their matches set in India.

As a safety precaution against the Coronavirus scare, the Proteas had decided to use fist bumps instead of handshakes to acknowledge their teammates as well as their opponents. The South African team is bound to India for their three-match ODI series which starts on Thursday. 

The Proteas followed England’s example of not being too much in physical contact with one another throughout their matches during their Sri Lankan tour. According to South African head coach Mark Boucher, he thinks that it’s best to prevent anything that may happen to their guys. He also thinks that its’s out of respect that the players do not pass on whatever that they have. 

Currently, there are 33 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in India. Fortunately, none of the cities in which the games will be held has confirmed cases of the virus. Thus, the three-match ODIs set on Dharamshala, Lucknow, and Kolkata will push through with the go signal of both participating boards. 

The three-match ODI series between the Proteas and the Men in Blue will start on March 12 at the HPCA Stadium in Dharamshala. The odds between the two are -263.16 for the home team and +199 for the visiting team. To check out other cricket odds, visit Betwala. 

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