Lahore attack: India, NZ players sport black armbands
Napier (PTI): India and New Zealand cricket players sported black armbands during their first one-dayer here as a mark of respect towards Sri Lankan cricketers, who were injured in the terror attack in Lahore on Tuesday.
New Zealand Cricket chief executive Justin Vaughan said the two teams had immediately decided to wear black armbands as a mark of respect to those who injured and died in the attack.
"There was a decision made by India and New Zealand that they wished to wear black arm bands in a note of respect," he said.
Six members of Sri Lankan team were injured when 12 masked terrorists ambushed the team bus on its way to the Gaddafi stadium for the third days play in the second Test.
"I think we are shocked as everyone is tonight. I think because it is the first time a cricket team has been the target of terrorist activity there is a whole new scale of shock.
"It is terrible and our thoughts go out to those involved. We are dismayed that this has occurred and we have sent our best wishes directly to Sri Lanka and Pakistan," Vaughan said.