New Zealand vs Bangladesh 3rd Test cancelled after mosque shootings in Christchurch

first_img India Today Web Desk ChristchurchMarch 15, 2019UPDATED: March 15, 2019 13:04 IST Bangladesh cricket team was arriving for prayers when the shooting occurred (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSA gunman opened fire at two mosques in Christchurch on FridayBangladesh cricket team was arriving for prayers when the shooting occurredAll members of the cricket team managed to safely return to their hotel, BCB confirmedThe third Test match between New Zealand and Bangladesh has been cancelled after players and members of the support staff of the visiting team had a narrow escape in the Christchurch mosques shooting on Friday.New Zealand cricket board and its Bangladeshi counterpart took a joint decision to cancel the match which was scheduled to start on Saturday.”Our heartfelt condolences go out to the families and friends of those affected by the shocking situation in Christchurch. A joint decision between NZC and the @BCBtigers has been made to cancel the Hagley Oval Test. Again both teams and support staff groups are safe,” New Zealand cricket tweeted.Our heartfelt condolences go out to the families and friends of those affected by the shocking situation in Christchurch. A joint decision between NZC and the @BCBtigers has been made to cancel the Hagley Oval Test. Again both teams and support staff groups are safe.BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) March 15, 2019New Zealand media reported that between nine and 27 people were killed, but the death toll could not be confirmed. Police said multiple fatalities had occurred at two mosques, but it was unclear how many attackers were involved.Witnesses told media that a man dressed in a military-style, camouflage outfit, and carrying an automatic rifle had started randomly shooting people in the Al Noor mosque.For so long I’ve watched world events from afar and naively thought we were somehow different in our little corner of the world, somehow safe. Today is a terrible day. Disgusted and saddened doesn’t begin to describe it.advertisementJimmy Neesham (@JimmyNeesh) March 15, 2019The Bangladesh cricket team was arriving for prayers when the shooting occurred but all members were safe, a team coach told Reuters.”They were on the bus, which was just pulling up to the mosque when the shooting begun,” Mario Villavarayen, strength and conditioning coach of the Bangladesh cricket team, told Reuters in a message. “They are shaken but good.””All members of the Bangladesh Cricket Team in Christchurch, are safely back in the hotel following the incident of shooting in the city. The Bangladesh Cricket Board is in constant contact with the players and team management,” the Bangladesh Cricket Board confirmed on social media.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow New Zealand vs BangladeshFollow Christchurch shootingFollow New Zealand Christchurch shootingFollow New Zealand mosquesFollow mass shooting at mosques New Zealand vs Bangladesh 3rd Test cancelled after mosque shootings in ChristchurchNew Zealand vs Bangladesh 3rd Test: New Zealand cricket board and its Bangladeshi counterpart took a joint decision to cancel the match which was scheduled to start on Saturday.advertisementlast_img read more

OSU soccer falls to Virginia Tech in double overtime

Ohio State then-sophomore Marcus McCrary (19) dribbles the ball through a group of Michigan players during a soccer game at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium on Nov. 4, 2015. Credit: Lantern File PhotoThe Ohio State men’s soccer team lost 1-0 in double overtime to Virginia Tech in their first game of the 2016 season. Hokies forward Marcelo Acuna scored the game winner in the 106th minute on a header from eight yards out on a far cross from forward Alessandro Mion.  Prior to the start of the game, the Buckeyes held a moment of silence in remembrance of teammate Fikayo Idowu, who tragically passed away this June. The team will wear patches that read “FI14” to honor him.Defense reigned supreme in the match, as neither team was able to find the back of the net through two regulation periods and the first overtime period.“I was pleased with us defensively,” coach John Bluem said. “They came at us with a lot of different things and we fought it off. There were definitely some positives defensively.”Both teams looked sluggish out of the gate, only managing a combined five shots in the first period.The first shot of the game for either team came in the 13th minute after Ohio State sophomore midfielder Abdi Mohamed created space up the middle with a few dribble moves. He then passed it to senior forward Christian Soldat, who fired a shot at net that went right to Hokie goalkeeper Ben Lundgaard. It was the only shot on goal of the half for either team.The Hokies came out firing in the second period, outshooting Ohio State 5-0 early on.Virginia Tech had a good scoring opportunity to start out the period but failed to score on an open net as the shot from forward Som Essome in the 49th minute went wide left.After a yellow card by Hokie midfielder James Kasak in the 83rd minute, Ohio State was given a free kick that senior defender Austin Bergstrom shot high over the net.  Both teams had more opportunities in the two overtime periods, but it was Virginia Tech that came out on top.“We get the feeling of playing and understand that this is what a loss feels like,” Bergstrom said. “All the guys have this taste in their mouth and they are never going to want it again.”Ohio State looks to regroup against UC Santa Barbara this Sunday Aug. 28 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium at 7 p.m.“It’s a little bit bitter to lose late like that but the only thing we can do is talk to the guys and get ready for Sunday,” Bluem said. “There is no reason to panic. It was a tough game. Breaks did not go our way and they got one and we didn’t.” read more