Cricketers And Their Encounter With Ghosts. The paranormal, the supernatural, the transcendental, whatever you may call it, the history of mankind is full of several incomprehensible and spectral stories that have managed to intrigue the world over the past.
Interestingly, ghosts and haunted stories have never stayed away from cricket. Cricketers have reported spooky incidents and officials have been asked to shift hotels over the years. Cricketers have endured sleepless nights and lots of stories have been written about the incidents. From Shane Watson, Stuart Broad to Haris Sohail to even our own Sourav Ganguly, none has been spared.
Sportzwiki looks at the cricketers who have given some of the greatest ghost stories of the cricketing world.
Cricketers And Their Encounter With Ghosts
Originally a manor house built in the 14th century, Durham’s Lumley Castle was later converted into a hotel but, with rooms without bolts, secret doors and an overwhelming amount of red decor, it’s definitely no Holiday Inn as three West Indies cricketers realised in 2000.
According to folklore, Lily Lumley, the wife of Sir Ralph, the original owner, was murdered in her room by two priests for refusing to follow Catholicism and then thrown down a well. Although a glass panel covers the well today, her ghost is said to wander through the castle every night.
The West Indies trio, which included Jimmy Adams, the captain, didn’t stay long enough to bump into her as an unsettling feeling convinced them to leave the hotel early. Whether that had anything to do with the side losing their two One-Day International matches in the city is anyone’s guess.