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Under 19 World Cup 2022

Watch: Earthquake hits U19 World Cup game, play continues despite visible shaking

by Wisden Staff 2 minute read

Watch: The Plate semi-final clash in the 2022 Under-19 World Cup between Ireland and Zimbabwe in Trinidad continued despite visible shaking of the equipment after an earthquake struck the West Indies city on Saturday.

There have been a number of stoppages in the world of cricket due to unusual reasons over the years, but this wasn’t one, as the Plate semi-final continued despite an earthquake in Trinidad. The game between Ireland and Zimbabwe in the Under-19 World Cup did not come to a halt even though the cameras capturing the live stream were shaking due to the tremors.

Commentators for the live stream of the game on Sky Cricket noted the tremors while on air, which began during the sixth over of Zimbabwe’s innings and lasted around 20 seconds. Ireland’s Matthew Humphreys, though, continued bowling the delivery, even as the cameras started shaking. One of the on-air commentators quickly quipped, “We are having an earthquake right now…The whole building did rock pretty significantly there.”


According to reports, the earthquake read 5.1 on the Richter Scale.

Watch play continues despite an earthquake in the Under-19 World Cup here:

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