Darts' Fallon Sherrock says she's unsure about handshakes at UK Open due to coronavirus

Sherrock has said she's got her family to shop for her during the pandemic (PA Images)
Sherrock has said she's got her family to shop for her during the pandemic (PA Images)
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Darts history-maker Fallon Sherrock says she doesn't know if she'll shake her opponent's hand at the UK Open due to the coronavirus.

She qualified for the UK Open earlier this year and will play Kyle McKinstry in the first round of the tournament.

The event has not been hit by cancellation, unlike many others, and Sherrock is unsure how she will greet McKinstry.

"It depends on what the opponent does. I’m not 100 per cent sure what I’ll do. Maybe I’ll get away with a little head nod or something, that might be alright. Do a little foot tap dance. It might become how I introduce yourself, you never know. 

"I’m just going to get on with it. You obviously take your precautions, wash your hands, do all of that. It’s just one of them things. How many times have we heard about these illnesses? It’s just one of them, just hope you don’t get it," she told The Metro.

Sherrock will face McKinstry on Friday at 12.50pm.

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