The third and final Test match between New Zealand and Bangladesh has been called off in the wake of the horrific mass shooting at a Christchurch mosque.
Both teams were in lockdown Friday following the shooting at the Masjid Al Noor mosque on Deans Avenue, very close to Hagley Oval where the Test was due to begin on Saturday. (READ: Bangladesh cricket team escapes New Zealand mosque shooting)
The Black Caps official twitter handle posted news of the third Test being cancelled.
Members of the Bangladesh team were at the mosque when at least one gunman opened fire. The players fled to Hagley Oval, with a team spokesperson telling AFP that they had been bussed to the mosque in Christchurch and were about to go inside when the incident happened. (READ: Bangladesh cricketers ‘want to leave’ New Zealand as soon as possible)
Mazhar Uddin, a reporter for Bangladesh’s Daily Star said, “The distraught Bangladesh players got inside a bus and laid down on the floor after the warning.”
Bangladeshi sports journalist Mohammad Isam was on the scene and posted a video of the players leaving the scene of incident.