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Ghost makes cricketers injured!

Five New Zealand first-class cricketers have suffered freak injuries on the field and they believe it has something to do with them staying in a house people claim 'haunted'.

india Updated: Feb 09, 2006 13:09 IST

Five first-class cricketers — Greg Todd, Aaron Redmond, James McMillan, Neil Broom and South African Jonathan Trott — have all suffered injuries while living ina five-bedroom town house.

Todd dislocated his right knee and broke his leg in a freak bowling accident, Redmond dislocated his knee taking a catch while McMillan, Broom and Trott suffered serious muscle strains in a two-week period which left the five players laid up simultaneously.

"These injuries have been a shocker. In the space of two weeks everyone in the flat (apartment) has gotten injured. It's just too bizarre," Redmond said. "None of the other boys in the (Otago) squad have tended to get injured. It's ironic because at the top of our house is a medical Red Cross. It's like an ambulance cross on the roof— too bizarre."

Todd said the plague of injuries had inevitably been connected to the house and its history.

"I don't think we'll be living in the same flat next year," he said. "It's just unbelievable what has happened. It's all a bit spooky."

Trott said the room mates often found furniture and other items moved during the night and there had been reports of something moving on an upper floor.

First Published: Feb 09, 2006 13:09 IST