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New Zealand cancel U-19 tour to Bangladesh
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New Zealand cancel U-19 tour to Bangladesh

New Zealand Cricket Board has decided to cancel their Under-19s tour of Bangladesh, after mutual agreement with the Bangladesh Cricket Board. The decision came in the aftermath of terror attacks that claimed the lives of 50 people at two mosques in Christchurch.

NZC chairman Greg Barclay said that both boards agreed that sending an age-group team to one of the countries worst affected, and so soon after, the March 15 Christchurch attack, would be insensitive and inappropriate.

"NZC have nothing but respect for the BCB and believe this development has only served to bring our countries closer together, and to strengthen our bond through cricket. In reply, the BCB has expressed 'solidarity with NZC and the peace-loving people of New Zealand’,” the board official claimed.

Bangladesh's Test cricket team, which was on tour in New Zealand, narrowly escaped the March 15 attacks in Christchurch.