Pakistan teams safe after NZ earthquake

All the members of the Pakistan team were safe after an earthquake of high intensity hit New Zealand late on Sunday evening, its manager Wasim Bari confirmed. Pakistan was here to play a three-day tour game before the first Test, scheduled to begin in Christchurch on November 17.

The epicentre of the quake was 200km away, also on the South Island, but it was so strong — 7.4 on the Richter Scale — that tremors were felt across the country.

The Pakistan women’s team, which is also touring New Zealand, was even closer, staying at a hotel in Christchurch. Basit Ali, the manager, said they were all safe but “still scared.” — Sports Bureau

Recommended for you