New Zealand Mosque Mass Shooting: NZ vs BAN 3rd Test Match in Christchurch Called Off
Third test match between New Zealand and Bangladesh called off (Photo Credits: Getty)

Following the mass shooting in Christchurch, the third Test match between New Zealand and Bangladesh has been called off. The match was supposed to begin on March 16, 2019. Mashrafe Mortaza and team is in New Zealand for the three test match series. The mass shooting happened near the Al Noor mosque and the visitors escaped unscathed. The Bangladeshi players were bussed to go to the mosque. Tamim Iqbal posted a tweet about their safety and even the Bangladesh Cricket Board said that the players were unhurt. New Zealand Mosque Mass Shooting: Bangladesh Cricket Team Unhurt, Tamim Iqbal Tweets About Safety.

The board also mentioned that they were in touch with the players. The official handle of New Zealand Cricket Board tweeted about the match being cancelled. “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,” read the tweet. New Zealand: Mass Shooting at Two Mosques in Christchurch, Six Dead.

Talking about the attack, the shooters targeted a couple of mosques and as per reports surfacing online, six people are said to be dead and many have been hospitalised. The attackers live streamed the heinous act and the schools also are shut across the city. Police Commissioner Mike Bush said that one person is in custody but police are unsure if there are any other suspects.