The Christchurch Metropolitan and Christchurch Junior Cricket communities are deeply shocked and saddened with the terrible events that have taken place today.

The Board and Management wish to pass on condolences to the victims of this violence, and to their families and friends as we all attempt to come to terms with the reality of the attacks on our way of life.

Our cricketing family includes a significant number of the Muslim community who enjoy the cricket fields of Christchurch and our thoughts are very much with them.

To this end, all adult, youth and junior cricket in Christchurch is called off tomorrow.