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PCB condemns terrorist attack in Christchurch

Press Trust of India  |  Karachi 

The Cricket Board on Friday condemned the terrorist attack on two mosques in Christchurch that left at least 49 people dead.

The attack also led to the cancellation of the team's tour of

The PCB expressed its grief and shock over the incident with the and franchise teams wearing black armbands during their match in the Super League here.

In a statement, PCB said: "On behalf of the cricket fraternity, I would like to condemn in the strongest possible way the cowardly, uncivilised and inhuman terrorist attacks on the innocent worshippers in Christchurch mosques."

The third Test between and New Zealand, which was to begin in Christchurch on Saturday, was called off after the terror attacks.

"Our hearts go out to all those affected by this tragedy who will feel and understand their and loss better than us. In these difficult times, we also stand firmly with our colleagues in Cricket and offer our deepest condolences," Mani added.

The cricket team escaped unhurt despite being in close vicinity of the shooting attack.

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First Published: Fri, March 15 2019. 20:50 IST