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Coronavirus fear: England team bans handshakes and hugs

After a sick riddled season in South Africa, England cricket team has concluded that they will ban handshakes and hugs on their tour of Sri Lanka in an attempt to prevent spreading germs and bacteria.

Addressing the issue of Coronavirus, Root said that the England team will greet each other with fist bumps instead.

“After the illnesses that swept through the squad in South Africa, we are well aware of the importance of keeping contact to a minimum and we’ve been given some really sound and sensible advice from our medical team to help prevent spreading germs and bacteria,” Root said.

“We are not shaking hands with each other, using instead the well-established fist bump, and we are washing hands regularly and wiping down surfaces using the anti-bacterial wipes and gels we’ve been given in our immunity packs.
“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.”

England will play two practise games against a Sri Lanka Board President’s XI and then they will lock horns with Sri Lanka for two Test matches which will be a part of ICC Test Championship.

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