Cricbuzz Staff •
Christchurch is under lockdown after the mosque shooting © Agencies
The third Test between New Zealand and Bangladesh, scheduled to be played on March 16 at the Hagley Oval, has been cancelled as a result of the mosque shootings in Christchurch.
Players from the Bangladesh team narrowly had escaped the shooting incident at the Al Noor Mosque in Christchurch before they safely made it back to their hotel.
There have been reports of multiple deaths following a shooting at a mosque in Christchurch, an incident that prompted New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to term it one of New Zealand’s darkest days. A few members of the Bangladesh team were on their way to the mosque as the incident occurred.
The players returned unscathed, but were mentally scarred with Mushfiqur Rahim and Tamim Iqbal taking to twitter to express their shock and asking followers to pray for their safety.
The BCB and NZC in a joint decision decided to call off the game at the Hagley Oval.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to the families and friends of those affected by the shocking situation in Christchurch. A joint decision between NZC and the @BCBtigers has been made to cancel the Hagley Oval Test. Again both teams and support staff groups are safe.
— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) March 15, 2019