Earthquake scare at the Ireland-Zimbabwe game at U19 World Cup

Muzamil Sherzad, an Afghanistan-born Ireland seamer, rocked Zimbabwe batting with a five-for (5-20) but much before that, the Zimbabweans experienced a real-time earthquake during their Plate semi-final in the Under-19 World Cup at the Queens Park Oval in Trinidad on Saturday (January 29).

While the players in the middle were blissfully ignorant, those at the ground have told this website that the support staff of the teams was planning to rush to the middle.

After the tremors subsided, there were discussions about quakes during cricket matches. A Caribbean commentator recalled that such an incident was witnessed during a Test in the 80s when Viv Richards stopped the bowler till the shaking ended. But it apparently was seen for the first time on live television.