If the heinous attacks that took place at the two Christchurch mosques on 15 March 2019 were intended to sow disruption and strife between the disparate ethnicities and religious communities of Canterbury, they were a spectacular failure. Rather, they welded Cantabrians together even more closely. He was there in the thick of it, supporting the Pakistani and wider Muslim communities, helping to liaise between government departments, embassies and the families of the victims. He looked to the welfare of the stricken, providing material support and succour. In the course of his ministrations he became aware that the various ethnic communities were disconnected, and that the attack could serve to widen the gap between them.
To bridge the gap he began to use a recently formed cricket team as a focus to bring together sports fans of all ages. The team became a club. He sought the input of youth groups, community leaders, sporting organisations, and bodies such as the Community Activation Fund. The result was an indoor cricket tournament that drew in teams from nine different ethnicities. Families mixed and mingled, and had fun playing the sport that they love. Tragedy threw them together, but he united them with Cricket.