The English team temporarily bans the usage of handshakes on their matches as a safety precaution towards the coronavirus scare.
The England team will temporarily use fist bumps instead of handshakes in their upcoming tour against the Sri Lankan team. To ensure the good health condition of the team members, their medical team provided the players with immunity packs which contain antibacterial wipes and gels. The team will use fist bumps not just with the opposing team but also within the team as well.
The team had some of their members suffer from gastroenteritis or flu during their tour against South Africa. That experience served as a lesson to the team that they need to keep their contact to a minimum as per the advice of their medical team. As a result, the team had been advised to stay safe to prevent a virus spread among the squad.
With regards to the tour, team captain Joe Root said that, ‘There is no suggestion that the tour will be affected, but of course it is an evolving situation so we are in regular contact with the authorities and will proceed as advised, but at this stage we fully expect the tour to continue as planned’.
The team is set to travel towards Sri Lanka where they would face off one another in two Test matches where the team hopes to whitewash their opponents like how they did in 2018. Their Test match series is set to commence on March 19. The odds for the game are yet to be posted in Betwala so make sure to check it out when it does.
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