Decision to call off match between New Zealand and Bangladesh supported by ICC

Dubai, Mar 15 (UNI) The third Test match between New Zealand and Bangladesh 
that was scheduled to begin Friday has been called off following a shooting attack 
in Christchurch.
The decision to call off the match has been supported by David Richardson, the 
ICC chief executive. 
Mr Richardson said “Our thoughts and sincere condolences go out to the families 
and friends of those affected by this horrendous incident in Christchurch.”
“Both teams, staff and match officials are safe and the ICC fully supports the 
decision to cancel the Test match,” the ICC chief executive said in a statement.
Meanwhile, New Zealand Cricket confirmed the players and staff of both teams 
were “safe and accounted for” before they released an official statement 
confirming the abandonment of the Test.
“On behalf of NZC, heartfelt condolences to those affected,” David White, the 
chief executive officer, said. “We’ve cancelled the game. I’ve spoken to my 
counterpart at Bangladesh cricket – we agree it’s inappropriate to play cricket 
at this time.”
“Both teams are deeply affected,” White said. “As a country, we’ll have to look 
at security of visiting teams. It seemed to be a safe haven. I’m sure all of New 
Zealand will take a look at their approach.”

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