The opener who was denied a central contract slept through an earthquake but is awake to the chance that starts on Sunday
An earthquake, of 5.2 magnitude, hit Antigua at 4.48am on Saturday morning, its epicentre a little south and east of the island. Across the country buildings shuddered and swayed, and England’s team hotel was about as near to it as it was possible to get. Will Jacks slept through it.
“I woke up about six, saw the messages on the group and couldn’t really believe it,” he said. “I’m quite a deep sleeper. I don’t wake up for anything. Some of the guys said their whole room was shaking, so it’s a bit weird. Harry Brook messaged me, saying: ‘Is there going to be a tsunami?’ That was the first thing we all thought.”
Written by Simon Burnton in Antigua
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