Third Test between New Zealand and Bangladesh called off after Christchurch mosque shootings

New Zealand Bangladesh 3rd Test Christchurch called off after shooting at two mosques cricket

The third Test at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch (pictured above) has been called off

Image courtesy of: ESPNcricinfo

The third Test between New Zealand and Bangladesh has been cancelled after 49 people were killed in shootings at two mosques in Christchurch.

The third Test between the two nations was scheduled to take place in Christchurch between March 16 and 20.

Bangladesh were en route to one of the mosques that got attacked, but stayed in the team bus after learning about the horrific attack.

The team was initially forbidden from leaving the bus, but several minutes later, they ran through Hagley Park and made it to the Hagley Oval.

They eventually returned to the hotel and are currently under lockdown.

A lot of the coaching staff, and players Liton Das and Nayeem Hasan, were at the hotel, but head coach Steve Rhodes was at the ground.

With the last Test having been called off, arrangements are being made for Bangladesh to return home “as soon as possible”.

“We are shocked and appalled as I am sure all New Zealanders are,” New Zealand Cricket (NZC) CEO David White was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo. “We are offering support to all those within the teams affected by the situation and are continuing to take advice from authorities on the ground.”

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