England ban selfies with fans, limit public engagements amid Coronavirus fears

Britain’s cricket crew will forgo taking selfies with fans and breaking point public commitment on their visit through Sri Lanka in the midst of the worldwide Coronavirus episode.

The group additionally asked “all allies joining the visit to keep up great degrees of cleanliness” as prompted by the World Health Organization Britain’s National Health Service to stay away from conceivable disease and spreading of ailment in an articulation delivered by the ECB on Wednesday.


“Following the world wellbeing office’s recommendation, and to ensure the players and, thus, the honesty and continuation of the Sri Lanka Test visit, the group has set up a few safety measures, prompting various typical exercises being dropped for a long time to come,” the assertion said.

“Britain players and staff have been approached to keep away from any pointless public commitment, and briefly keep away from easygoing ally association, for example, selfies or signatures.

“While we recognize that this will be frustrating for certain allies, we stress that this an action to secure the continuous prosperity of the England Test crew and is a choice which has not been messed with.”

Britain players and staff will keep on supplanting handshakes with clench hand knocks trying to limit contact.

The ECB is anticipating that a large number of supporters should go from the UK to Sri Lanka for the two-Test arrangement beginning in Galle on March 19 and encouraged them to follow general wellbeing rules to keep away from the danger of contamination and spreading the infection. These actions incorporate washing hands with cleanser and water frequently and for at any rate 20 seconds, utilizing hand sanitiser if cleanser and water are not accessible and hacking and sniffling into a tissue which ought to be tossed in the container preceding washing hands.

Fans heading out to Sri Lanka from the UK have likewise been asked to regard the suspension of visas on appearance in Colombo, and ought to rather get them on-line before flight.

English district clubs Worcestershire and Surrey have dropped their arranged pre-season voyages through Abu Dhabi and Dubai separately in the wake of leading their own appraisal of the dangers related with Coronavirus. Notwithstanding, the England group will keep on taking direction from the ECB, Sri Lankan specialists, UK Government offices and the World Health Organization.

In the interim, England have named their group for their last warm-up, a four-day apparatus against a Sri Lanka Cricket Board President’s XI in Colombo, from Thursday.

Remarkably it incorporates Jack Leach, who was refreshed from England’s opening warm-up a week ago as he proceeds with his recuperation from the ailments that tormented his voyages through New Zealand and South Africa. With Stuart Broad and Matt Parkinson both sitting out, the XI could well end up being the side that takes the field in following week’s first Test.

Britain group v SLBP XI 1 Dom Sibley, 2 Zak Crawley, 3 Joe Denly, 4 Joe Root, 5 Ben Stokes, 6 Ollie Pope, 7 Jos Buttler (wk), 8 Sam Curran, 9 Chris Woakes, 10 Dom Bess, 11 Jack Leach.