The whole cricketing nation was left shocked when a bomb blasted during a cricket match in the Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.
Cricket News: The bomb blast took the lives of 8 people and 45 more were left injured
Investigations have begun on what had happened and an unofficial statement was released that at present 45 people have been injured and 8 people have lost their lives.
The tournament was to be played at night and was organised for peace on the occasion of Ramadan, and a huge number of spectators had gathered to witness the exciting match.
Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan, who is currently playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League, has tweeted and mourned the death of all the people along with his friend.
The match was organised by Hedayatullah Zahir, who is a friend of Rashid, and the match was organised in the home city of Rashid Khan. The match was organised to “demolish insurgency darkness with peace” in the Nangarhar province.
Rashid was extremely shocked and sad to hear the news to lose his close friend. He tweeted and his heartfelt message said, “You will be missed bro #RIP you did lots of hard work always tried to make Nengrahar shining City. Allah De Tolo shahedano ta janatona naseeb kre Aw Zakhmyano ta de rogh sehat pe dua yma #nangrahar #Blast #RamadanCup.”
ICC Chief Executive David Richardson also expressed his sympathy towards the victims’ family and loved ones. In a quote to cricket.com.au, he said, “We are saddened to hear of the terrorist attack on a cricket match in Afghanistan and extend our thoughts and sympathy to the families of those killed and the wider cricket family there."