A joint decision has been taken by NZC and the BCB to cancel the third Test match due to start tomorrow at Hagley Oval.
Both groups of players and support staff are safe and secure.
NZC would like to extend its heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of those affected by the shocking situation in Christchurch.
Arrangements are being made for the return of the Bangladesh team home as soon as possible.
A decision has also been made to cancel the two remaining fixtures between the New Zealand Development team and Australia’s U19 women’s team that were due to take place over the weekend at Lincoln’s Bert Sutcliffe Oval.
“We are shocked and appalled as I am sure all New Zealanders are,” said NZC CEO David White.
“We are offering support to all those within the teams affected by the situation and are continuing to take advice from authorities on the ground.”
International cricket is the epitome of the NZ summer experience. It’s what we do. It’s the catches in the crowd, the costumes, the immaculate field and that perfect pitch that we can only imagine having in our backyard.
When we’re all there, we are the game. Our excitement and buzz builds up our heroes and unsettles our foes. We’re essential in building the drama and tension at those crucial crunch points that define national pride.
So, grab your family and friends to experience the Blackcaps take on the thrilling challenge of Bangladesh across February and March. Come prepared for your time at the cricket and pack your own food and drinks (just leave the alcohol, glass, and cans at home).
Save money by buying early and be part of the excitement this summer.