Stuart Broad and Ben Stokes unable to sleep in 'haunted' London hotel

England's Stuart Broad celebrates taking another wicket during the fourth Ashes Test with Australia on August 12, 2013
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Stuart Broad and Ben Stokes are both having trouble sleeping in the England team hotel, which they claim is haunted.

England's cricketers are having trouble sleeping at night after becoming convinced that their five-star central London hotel is haunted.

According to the Daily Mail, a number of players have requested to switch rooms, while some wives and girlfriends have refused to stay at the Langham Hotel during London Test matches this summer after complaints of paranormal activity.

"During the Sri Lanka Test I had to move rooms," Stuart Broad is quoted as saying.

"It was so hot in the room I just couldn't sleep. All of a sudden the taps in the bathroom came on for no reason. I turned the lights on and the taps turned themselves off. Then when I turned the lights off again the taps came on. It was very weird.

"It really freaked me out. I ended up asking to move rooms. Ben Stokes has had some problems sleeping as well. He's on the third floor, which is where a lot of the issues are. I'm telling you, something weird is going on."

England have endured a tough test against India, with the visitors going into day four with a 145-run lead.

India's Shikhar Dhawan fails to avoid a bowl from England's Ben Stokes during the third day of the second Test cricket match between England and India, at Lord's Cricket Ground in London, England on July 19, 2014
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