South Africa coach, Boucher has revealed that the South African cricket team will avoid shaking hands due to Coronavirus on their three-match ODI series tour to India.
Globally spreading Coronavirus has become the reason to follow major safety precautions. It would be healthy for the players to stay germs free so they can be free of Coronavirus and threats.
The coach of South Africa has been inspired by captain England, Joe Root, who is the first captain to announce avoidance of handshakes and replacements with the fist bumps on their tour to Sri Lanka.
“With regards to handshakes and that type of stuff, it is a concern. You’ll probably find that we’ll do the same (as England),” said Boucher.
Boucher revealed that they will take medical team along with them on the tour. The tour will continue without any disruption due to Coronavirus. Only handshakes will be avoided that are to be replaced by fist bumps.
According to ESPN Cricinfo,
“Handshakesandshakes will be replaced by fist bumps as a precaution against coronavirus.”
“If they feel it’s too dangerous, they [will] pull us out. We’ve got a medical staff to look after that. We had a brief last Friday about the virus going around and obviously it’s a major concern going around in the world,” Boucher told reporters following their win over Australia in Potchefstroom over the weekend.