Cricket world condemns Christchurch shooting

2019-03-15 at 14:18

Reports of mass shootings in mosques in Christchurch in New Zealand early this morning, where the visiting Bangladesh cricket team had a close shave, has rocked the world of sports.

The 3rd Test between New Zealand and Bangladesh, which was scheduled to start tomorrow morning at the Hagley Oval, has been cancelled and the visitors are expected to head back home.

Bangladesh Cricket Board spokesman Jalal Yunus said most of the team were bussed to the mosque in Christchurch and were about to go inside for Friday prayers when the incident happened.

Kumar Sangakkara tweeted “Shocked to hear about the shootings in Christchurch. My heartfelt sympathies and condolences to the families who have lost loved ones. Thoughts prayers and love with all the people affected by this tragic incident. Wishing the injured a full and speedy recovery.”

Ravichandran Ashwin also tweeted “There is no place that’s safe for humanity because human beings are the biggest threat to this planet.”

Meanwhile Jimmy Neesham tweeted saying “For so long I’ve watched world events from afar and naively thought we were somehow different in our little corner of the world, somehow safe. Today is a terrible day. Disgusted and saddened doesn’t begin to describe it.”