New Zealand Cricket Board opens up about the future of third test after ‘Christchurch mosque shooting’

Loading...

XtraTime Web Desk: The third Test match between New Zealand and Bangladesh in Christchurch has been called due to a devastating shooting took place at a nearby mosque on Friday.

Most of Bangladesh team members were heading towards the mosque in Christchurch and they were about to get into it and suddenly the firing took place. New Zealand cricket board tweeted that the match has been called off and all the members of both cricket teams are safe.

The team had just arrived at the Al Noor Mosque for Friday prayer when a gunman opened fire, with video showing several Bangladeshi players and media escaping the scene.

New Zealand Cricket CEO David White confirmed that the third test has been called off as a result of the attack.

“On behalf of NZC – heartfelt condolences to those affected.

“We’ve cancelled the game. I’ve spoken to my counterpart at Bangladesh cricket – we agree it’s inappropriate to play cricket at this time.”

White said New Zealand Cricket were shocked and appalled by what had unfolded.

“Both teams are deeply affected.

“As a country we’ll have to look at [security of visiting teams]. It seemed to be a safe haven. I’m sure all of New Zealand will take a look at their approach.”

Loading...
[yuzo_related]
>

Attachment

Breaking News:
  • IPL 2019: Delhi Capitals beat SRH by 39 runs to go up second in the points table     IPL 2019: SunRisers Hyderabad registers an emphatic 118 runs win over RCB     IPL 2019: Delhi Capitals beat Kolkata Knight Riders in this season’s first super over     IPL 2019: KKR beat Kings XI Punjab by 28 runs to register their back to back wins     IPL 2019: Kings XI Punjab beat Rajasthan Royals by 14 runs in their opening game     IPL 2019: Delhi Capitals beat Mumbai Indians to start their season on a winning note     IPL 2018: Limelight on Steve Smith as Rajasthan Royals set to start its campaign against KXIP     Full IPL schedule likely to be announced on Monday     David Beckham is getting a statue outside of the LA Galaxy’s stadium