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Cricket fraternity expresses shock, disgust at NZ mosque shooting

The terror attack on two New Zealand mosques, that led to the death of 49 people and from which the Bangladesh cricket team had a narrow escape, drew condemnation from the cricket fraternity with India captain Virat Kohli calling it shocking and tragic . The shooting attacks took place on two Christchurch mosques with one gunman -- identified as an Australian extremist -- apparently livestreaming the assault that triggered the lockdown of the city. The Bangladesh team was close to one of the mosques but managed to escape unscathed. However, the incident led to the tour being called off. Shocking and tragic. My heart goes out to the ones affected by this cowardly act at Christchurch. Thoughts with the Bangladesh team as well, stay safe, Kohli tweeted. New Zealand cricketer Jimmy Neesham said the incident has left him stunned. 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 ...

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