South Africa players likely to avoid customary handshakes, says coach Mark Boucher
By: PTI | New Delhi |

Updated: March 9, 2020 3:45:56 pm


Mark Boucher, no handshake during India vs South Africa ODI series, INDvSA ODIs, South Africa in India, coronavirus in India The Proteas have reached India on Monday for three-ODI match collection. (FILE)

The South African cricketers might avoid the customary handshakes throughout their keep in India, head coach Mark Boucher has mentioned because the variety of reported optimistic coronavirus instances within the nation crossed 40 on Monday.

The variety of optimistic instances in India stands at 43 in the intervening time and the South African crew that landed within the nationwide capital for 3 ODIs within the wee hours of Monday, will “strictly adhere” to the healthcare protocols.

“With regards to handshakes and type of stuff that’s a concern, so it will probably be fine if we do the same if it comes to that. I think it’s a way to stop anything from happening to our guys,” Boucher advised the media throughout his pre-departure press convention when requested about shaking fingers with the opposition crew’s players.

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“I think it’s out of respect for players around you and not to pass on something that you might have,” the previous Proteas stumper added. South Africa went forward with the tour solely after their medical and safety crew gave a go-ahead after doing a threat evaluation.

“Look we have a security staff and if we have medical concerns, we give it to them and they come up with recommendations. If they think its too dangerous, they will pull us out and they are no different,” he mentioned.

Covid19 is a priority and that’s what they’ve been briefed, mentioned Boucher. “We had a pleasant temporary final night time from medical employees in regards to the virus going round is that its a significant concern. We should not medical folks and we don’t know drugs like they do.

“So we have taken their recommendations and I am sure they have put stuff in places that’s going to help us.”

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