Bangladesh cricketers escape New Zealand mosque shooting

Bangladesh cricketers escape New Zealand mosque shooting

Bangladesh cricketers escape New Zealand mosque shooting

The decision to call off the final Test was made after New Zealand Cricket chief executive David White spoke to his Bangladeshi counterpart.

The Bangladesh team were set to leave Christchurch at midday, and while happy to be heading home to their families, Mashud said they wanted to pass on their support to the New Zealand people.

Members of the Bangladesh cricket team have described how they had to run for safety after witnessing horrors "straight out of a movie scene" during the Christchurch terror attacks yesterday.

Islam confirmed some players and coaching staff were travelling by bus to the mosque which is close to the centre of Christchurch city and also close to Hagley Oval where the third test was to be played.

Bangladesh Cricket Board spokesman Jalal Yunus said most of the team were bussed to the mosque and were about to go inside when the incident happened.

A user while comparing the Pakistan attack with New Zealand attack wrote "Yes but you should know that there were no casualties during the attack on Sri Lanka Cricket team 10 years back but doors of cricket were shut down till now".

Chowdhury reiterated the BCB president Nazmul Hassan's stance, saying that they would not visit any country unless there is minimum security standard. She urged them to take up steps to eliminate militancy and terrorism forever.

Bangladesh opening batsman Tamim Iqbal said he believes it will not be easy for the national cricket team to overcome the shock of narrowly escaping Friday's shooting in a New Zealand mosque.

A man in the mosque at the time, who would not give his name, said there were "bodies all over me". "I can not describe what is going inside us, what we have seen", he added.

The Bangladesh team at Hagley Oval after the attack. I start running towards the mosque when I spot the Bangladesh team bus.

Team performance analyst Shrinivas Chandrasekeran, on Twitter, said "Just escaped active shooters".

".please keep us in your prayers", he tweeted.

New Zealand Cricket CEO David White at a New Zealand Cricket press conference.

"While the players will be on the flight out of Christchurch, I'm not sure about all members of the support staff, as some are foreigners", Ahmed Sajjadul Alam "Bobby", a director of the Bangladesh Cricket Board, informed.

Mario Villavarayen, a strength and conditioning coach with the Bangladesh team, told New Zealand media the players did not see the shooter but heard shots. "We are all so saddened by the awful tragedy in Christchurch, and out of respect, neither our players nor team management will comment further on the Plunket Shield championship until the completion of the final round". "To our comfort, the cricket was not the target, I can't imagine and I don't want to imagine what would happen if the players came earlier and entered into the Mosque". "The persons who perpetrated this violence against us. have no place in New Zealand".

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