A CRICKET team has dedicated its recent results in an indoor league to the victims of a terror attack.

An indoor cricket team called the ‘Crickistanis’, made up of predominantly Muslims of Pakistani origin, finished second in a league held in Dummer, and dedicated their result to the victims of the recent terror attack in Christchurch, New Zealand.

The attack, which took place on Friday, 15 March, involved a gunman opening fire on two mosques, killing 50 and injuring more.

The Crickistanis finished second in the division 2 indoor league in Dummer after a defeat to the Silchester Romans on Wednesday, 27 March, and dedicated their position to the victims of the attack.

The team are all frequent attendees of mosques in the area, and are keen to send a message of positivity to counter the negativity of the attacks.

Team captain Farhan Shahzad said: “We wanted to dedicate our place to the victims of the attack, and show that events like this will not divide us.

“Our thoughts are with the victims.

“While it would have been nice to come first, it is equally nice to share the victories that we have had with the victims.

“We are looking to reunite the community and give out a positive message and show that the Basingstoke community is invigorated to pull together.

“We take part in sports like cricket to meet people and have a good time, and we feel strongly that Muslims are part of the community and that also we should not stay quiet.”

The captain also praised Basingstoke's reaction to the attack.

Farhad added: “We were shocked and saddened, and quite worried.

“When we spoke to non-Muslims after the events, we saw that people are not falling for the message that this person was trying to send out and that is good.”