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Shining ball with saliva dangerous

THE ASIAN AGE. | BIPIN DANI
Published : Mar 5, 2020, 1:37 am IST
Updated : Mar 5, 2020, 1:46 am IST

England players have announced against shaking hands with the players after the matches, though it is not mandatory but a custom.

All players and the visiting England team, which have recently shown more concern over corona virus in Sri Lanka should stop putting saliva on balls, according to Prof Arjuna de Silva, the former member of the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) board medical panel. (AP)
 All players and the visiting England team, which have recently shown more concern over corona virus in Sri Lanka should stop putting saliva on balls, according to Prof Arjuna de Silva, the former member of the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) board medical panel. (AP)

Mumbai: All players and the visiting England team, which have recently shown more concern over corona virus in Sri Lanka should stop putting saliva on balls, according to Prof Arjuna de Silva, the former member of the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) board medical panel.

“Players should also not spit on the grounds and proper disposals be used and should frequently use sanitizers”, the sports medicine expert said from Brazil, where he has been attending a medical conference.

 

England players have announced against shaking hands with the players after the matches, though it is not mandatory but a custom.

“In fact, the Sri Lankan players should have more worries than England players because we have so far registered a solitary case whereas in Britain 42 cases have already been registered,” he added.

“Our culture is 2,500 years old ayubovan method of greeting. No germs are transmitted by this method. English team can learn from us,” he further explained.

“We have all necessary gels in Sri Lanka. Spitting on the ground and on the ball should be avoided. The players will be supplied hand gels. The temperature of the players’ body will be monitored twice daily. Players should take maximum precautions,” de Silva clarified.

 

“Sri Lanka is currently one the safest countries regarding COVID-19,” de Silva said.

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