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Cricketing fraternity condemns Christchurch terror attack

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The cricketing fraternity condemned the terror attack and extended condolences to the families of the deceased.

"Shocking and tragic. My heart goes out to the ones affected by this cowardly act at Thoughts with the team as well, stay safe," Indian tweeted.

"Heartbreaking news coming out from What's happened to humanity?," tweeted.

"Still struggling to comprehend why... we are all one people... I don't understand how such hatred can manifest itself like this disgusting," Kiwi bowler wrote on his account.

"Went to recently. It's such a beautiful and peace-loving country. Sad to hear about what happened there. Praying for the families of the deceased," Shikhar Dhawan tweeted.

"Why? Why? Once again a cowardly disgusting attack on innocent people's lives .. Thoughts & prayers with everyone affected in NZ .. !!," England's former tweeted.

"Horrific news out of Christchurch! Absolutely devastating. go out to all affected at this extremely sad time," Australia's former posted on his account.

"One of our great country's "Darkest" days. My family's thoughts are with our nation and our Muslim brothers and sisters. Much love @ New Zealand," New Zealand's former tweeted.

"So sad to hear of the #NewZealandMosqueAttack In # My prayers and thoughts are with the martyrs and their families. Humanity is at a loss, it was a place of worship ...thank god the #BangladeshCricketTeam are safe," captain tweeted.

Christchurch witnessed a horrific terror attack on Friday as two mosques were attacked by armed gunmen. The shooter even live-streamed the attack.

cricket team were on their way to the mosque to offer Friday prayers, but they somehow managed to escape the site and safely reached the Hagley Oval.

As a precautionary measure, the final Test match between and Bangladesh, which was slated to begin today at Christchurch, was called off by the

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First Published: Sat, March 16 2019. 14:16 IST