Pakistan Cricket Team faced earthquake in New Zealand
Wasim Bari who is the manageer of the Pakistan cricket team confirmed that all players of Pakistan cricket team are protected in Nelson after an earthquake of high force hit New Zealand. Pakistan were in Nelson to play a three-day first class match before the first Test match which is planned to start in Christchurch on November 17. The epicenter of the earthquake was 200km away, likewise on the South Island, yet it was so solid – 7.4 on Richter Scale – that tremors were felt the nation over.
The Pakistan women team, who are likewise visiting New Zealand, was much closer, remaining on the thirteenth floor of a hetel in Christchurch. Basit Ali, their administrator, told Geo News that they were all protected however “still frightened”.
The earthquake struck late on Sunday evening. “We felt the primary tremors around 11.30pm,” Bari, the previous Pakistan wicket keeper, told ESPNcricinfo. “A portion of the young men were in supplication, some were viewing the India-England Test on TV when we felt the windows shake. The entire room started to shake. We were on the 6th and seventh floor. We are all sheltered thanks to the hotel staff which was extremely helpful.
Bari further said that around 1 am on Monday morning, having strolled around outside for a bit, the team members moved back to the reception area of hotel. They had not yet allowed to go up to the higher floors.
Pakistan should go to Christchurch on Monday, however their arrangements are presently indeterminate. This being the center of the night, there had been no correspondence between the Pakistan cricket team management and the New Zealand Cricket board, yet New Zealand Cricket’s contact officer has been with the team, Bari said.
The epicenter of the earthquake was at a profundity of around 5 km, around 40 km from the town of Amberley, which thus is just around 90 km north-east of Christchurch, which was crushed by a quake in 2011. Whether the city will have the capacity to have the Test starting on Thursday may be known once the harm is evaluated appropriately on Monday morning.