Tim Paine, Australia, ball-tampering, IPL 2018
Tim Paine (Image courtesy: Getty)

The customary shake of hands after the end of a match is not new but Tim Paine’s idea of inviting South African players for handshakes before the start of fourth Test at The Waderers was received positively. The new Australian captain wants to take desperate measures to change the much talked about ‘boorish’ culture of the country’s cricket post the ball-tampering episode.

“My team is now in Dubai, en route to Pakistan and (I) will ask the team management to give a thought to this practice”, Dave Cameron, the president of the Cricket West Indies (CWI) board told The Daily Observer.

Rajeev Shukla, the IPL chairman, supported the idea as well.

“I appreciate the idea and will certainly discuss with the match-referee and seek his views for this to implement”, Shukla said.

Javagal Srinath is the head referee for IPL 2018 and we may see this new gesture being implemented in the cash-rich tournament as well.