The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to observe a one-minute silence due to New Zealand Mosque Massacre before the second qualifier between Peshawar Zalmi and Islamabad United at National Stadium Karachi.
Both the teams will wear a black band to show their support to 49 departed souls. The horrific incident took place in two mosques in Christchurch when a four-member terrorist group opened fire on the people who were offering Friday prayers. The incident left the world saddened and Pakistani cricketers also came up to support the families of lost souls.
The skipper of Pakistan cricket team through his official Twitter account condemned the incident and prayed for the families who lost their loved ones. “So sad to hear of the New Zealand mosque Attack in Christchurch. 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 Bangladesh cricket team are safe,” he wrote.
Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Akhtar and women cricketer Sana Mir also voiced against terrorism and showed their support to the families.
It is pertinent to mention here that Bangladesh cricket team left the mosque safely and narrowly avoided the incident which took the lives of 49 people. The last Test match between Bangladesh and New Zealand has been called off and teh tourists will leave New Zealand soon.