As India and South Africa tools up for a 3-match ODI sequence within the wake of coronavirus outbreak within the nation, avid gamers from each the groups will probably be following fairly a couple of precautionary measures.
On Tuesday, India leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal posted a photograph of himself from the Delhi airport with a face masks on. Chahal will probably be becoming a member of the remainder of his teammates later within the day in Dharamsala the place the first ODI will probably be hung on March 12.
Yuzvendra Chahal (@yuzi_chahal) March 10, 2020
The coronavirus outbreak has prompted an international well being scare and wearing occasions around the globe are being cancelled or pushed to a later date. One of the crucial greatest wearing occasions, together with a Champions League soccer tournament, is ready to be performed at the back of closed doorways.
Within the lead as much as Tokyo Olympics 2020, a number of Olympic check occasions and qualifiers had been cancelled or postponed because of the coronavirus scare.
As of March 9, a complete of 44 confirmed COVID-19 cases had been reported in India at the same time as well being government within the nation are mulling more than a few measures to keep an eye on the outbreak.
South Africa avid gamers are prone to steer clear of handshakes and interactions with enthusiasts, together with selfies, all over the 3-match ODI sequence towards India.
“In the case of handshakes and the kind of stuff that is a priority, so it’s going to most certainly be superb if we do the similar if it involves that. I feel it is a approach to forestall the rest from taking place to our guys,” head trainer Mark Boucher instructed the media all over his pre-departure press convention.
“I feel it is out of appreciate for avid gamers round you and to not move on one thing that you could have,” Boucher stated.
South Africa went forward with the India excursion simplest after their scientific and safety staff gave a go-ahead after doing a possibility review.
“Glance we now have a safety group of workers and if we now have scientific considerations, we give it to them they usually get a hold of suggestions. If they believe its too unhealthy, they’re going to pull us out and they’re no other,” he stated.
In the meantime, Himachal Pradesh Cricket Affiliation (HPCA) director Sanjay Sharma on Tuesday stated the coronavirus scare may have an affect at the 1st ODI in Dharamsala.
“In India, issues are in keep an eye on however there’s a little bit of scare on account of the affect that coronavirus has had globally. There will probably be a little of affect at the tournament because of coronavirus and in addition since the tournament isn’t at the weekend,” Sharma instructed ANI.