Earthquake in Antigua spooks England ahead of first ODI with West Indies

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Antigua was struck by an earthquake measuring at 5.2 on the Richter scale before the England vs West Indies ODI. Understandably, the English players who were in Antigua for the match were worried about the situation. Owing to the uncertainty involved in this incident, the team felt disturbed by the earthquake and concerned about their safety.

On the other hand, the West Indies team took the incident in their stride saying that they were not perturbed by it at all. In fact, player of the West Indies team stated that they weren’t even woken up by the tremors, shrugging of the entire episode.

The earthquake began at 4:48 am, 80 kms of the coast of Antigua and Barbuda. As a result, the English team said that they could feel their rooms shaking violently. To further escalate the situation, some players even wondered if the earthquake would lead to a tsunami which would wreak havoc in the region.

“Some of the guys said their whole room was shaking and everything” said some players who spoke about their experience.

As was expected, the earthquake did not have an effect on the match schedule between both teams. Yet, it is understood that every precaution will be taken to ensure the safety and security of both teams.

The match between both teams was a highly anticipated affair which drew a large crowd. This is why, unless there is a major hurdle that puts the safety of the players at risk, the schedule will be followed as is.

George Henry
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