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Aussie cricketers stick with handshakes despite coronavirus threat


Aussie cricketers will continue to shake hands despite growing coronavirus threats, confirmed by the head coach Justin Langer on Monday.

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Previously English cricketers prohibited hand shakes, high fives and all sorts of physical contact to safeguard the outbreak. 

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“No, we’ll keep shaking hands, there’s plenty of hand sanitiser in the Australian kits,”

Langer said following the team’s 3-0 series loss in South Africa.

“I’m sure we’ll just keep shaking hands and move on from that,” he further said adding there are absolutely no plans to change ways the team interacts.

Australia’s three match one-day series against New Zealand begins Friday in Sydney, The second match will take place on Monday while the last match will be played on March 20 in Hobart.

Langer said some of the senior cricketers are tiresome before the forthcoming assignment as there have been persistent international matches over the years.

“The truth is we’ve got some weary boys at the moment, particularly our senior players,” he said.

“They play so much cricket and you think about what they’ve done… since we started the World Cup (in England last year).

“They’re mentally tough guys but it’s a real challenge for us,” he added.

 

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