Christchurch Test to go ahead as planned despite earthquake

The first Test between New Zealand and Pakistan at Hagley Oval is expected to go ahead as scheduled on November 17, despite Christchurch having suffered a 7.5 magnitude earthquake, just after midnight on Monday.

The Pakistan men's team, who were in Nelson when the quake occurred, reported being a little shaken by the experience, but will prepare for Thursday's Test as usual.

They had evacuated their hotel when the quake hit, and most had not returned to their rooms for the remainder of the night, electing instead to remain in the reception area.

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