Skipper Joe Root says the England Players won’t shake hands with Sri Lankan Players due to Corona Virus

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Sri Lanka vs England test series 2020 coronavirus news – The deadly corona virus has also impacted the game of cricket. The England captain, Joe Root informed that his team’s players will not be shaking hands with the Sri Lankan players on their tour to Sri Lanka.

“The reason why the players won’t shake hands with other players on the Sri Lanka tour is due to the threat of the corona virus infection”, said England Skipper, Joe Edward Root.

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The 29-year-old England Test Captain, Joe Root was asked a question related to the Corona virus on Monday. The England team is going to Sri Lanka for a two-match test series. This tour of England will start on Saturday, March 7th, 2020 with a three-day practice game at Katunayake Air Force Ground and then a four-day game which will be played in Colombo on Thursday 12th March 2020.

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The first test match between these two countries will be played from Thursday 19th March 2020 to Monday, 23rd March 2020 in Galle. The second and the last match of this two-match test series will be played in Colombo from Friday, 27th March 2020 to Tuesday, 31st March 2020.

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Regarding the deadly virus and the infected bacteria, England skipper Joe Root said that instead of shaking hands, the players would greet each other with fists. On a recent tour to South Africa, many members of the England team had to deal with an upset stomach and flu, before and during the first Test.

Root, who has played 92 Tests, 146 ODIs, and 32 T20 International matches for England in his career so far said, “We are well aware of the importance of minimal contact after team members are disturbed by illness in South Africa. Our medical team and the team members have also given practical advice to prevent the spread of viruses and bacteria.

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Sri Lanka vs England test series 2020 coronavirus news  – “We will not shake hands with each other, fists will collide in place and we will regularly wash hands and clean the surfaces with anti-bacterial wipes and gels.”

About 86,000 people have been affected by this deadly coronavirus worldwide. This virus surged from China, and so far about 3,000 people have died due to its infection.

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