The Manchester blast near the iconic Manchester arena when popstar Ariana Grande was performing at a concert, claimed the lives of 22 innocent people and that has left the world in a shock. In a few days from now, the cricketing nations of the world will be descending in England and Wales for the all-awaited ICC Champions Trophy. BCCI called for an emergency meet to discuss the itinerary, even ICC did the same understanding the seriousness of the matter, the revenue and safety of players. Earlier, the blast happened while twenty thousand people were watching Ariana perform, live in concert. The extent of the loss could have been bigger that is what the cops have said. Manchester Police is calling the entire episode a terror attack, executed by a suicide bomber. They are investigating for further inroads into the entire saga.
Many cricketers shared their thoughts and wishes with the families of the victims. Twitter was filled with condolence messages for the affected families. A lot of teams are already in England at the moment. They are preparing for the Champions Trophy 2017. This incident has been a shock to International Cricket Council (ICC) as well.
Thoughts and prayers goes out to Manchester! #VerySad
— Chris Gayle (@henrygayle) May 23, 2017
Deeply saddened by #Manchester attack. Thoughts & prayers with everyone affected. Condolences to their families.
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) May 23, 2017
Extremely sad to hear about #manchesterblast. My heart goes out to friends and families of the victims! Prayers
— Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) May 23, 2017
Attacking children going to watch their favourite artist…! SHAME ON YOU! Sickening! #ManchesterArena
— KP (@KP24) May 23, 2017
Thts N prayers to all effected in #Manchester. Appalling act against humanity,attacking innocent children is just heartbreaking
— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) May 23, 2017
STAY STRONG .. We Will .. GET ON WITH OUR LIFES .. We Will .. But what we really want is a stop these COWARDLY Bastards…#prayformachester
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) May 23, 2017
Shocking news…. heart goes out to all those families involved. #ParyForManchester
— Mitchell McClenaghan (@Mitch_Savage) May 23, 2017
— Jos Buttler (@josbuttler) May 23, 2017
— Sam Billings (@sambillings) May 23, 2017
Saddened by the attack in #Manchester May God give strength to the families of the deceased.
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) May 23, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Manchester ,their families and loved ones. In shock like all of the world. #WorldPeace
— Darren Lehmann (@darren_lehmann) May 23, 2017