Bangladesh cricketers escape New Zealand mosque shooting

Clay Curtis
March 16, 2019

Bangladesh team analyst Shrinivas Chandrasekaran said on Twitter.

Bangladesh is scheduled play Test against New Zealand in Christchurch on Saturday. White said the events in Christchurch will now be a game-changer for all sports teams visiting the country. I was in shock too, so I couldn't say much to them.

A spokesman for the Bangladesh team told AFP that most members of the squad were on a bus that approached the mosque when shooting broke out.

Dhaka complained that players were not provided with any security when they headed for the mosque. "We have advised the players not to step out". "It is obvious that all the players and support staff are in a state of shock".

On Friday, the bus carried 17 members of the team with Liton Das, Nayeem Hasam and spin bowling coach and former India spinner Sunil Joshi staying back at the hotel. "There were bodies all over me", he said. "To be honest, New Zealand is such a country that no one expects such kind of incident there". "We'll certainly be having to look at our security in depth".

"We are not sure what their security system is".

"They were devastated and terrified and I saw guys who were from the mosque covered in blood sitting in ambulances".

Two tests have previously been abandoned due to rain, while three tests overseas involving New Zealand have been cancelled due to terror attacks.

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"It's quite unbelievable really".

A video from ESPNCricinfo reporter Mohammad Isam showed the team looking visibly shaken as they rushed through Hagley Park to get away from the scene of the incident.

Bangladesh's Tamim Iqbal Khan greets teammate Shadman Islam.

"Entire team got saved from active shooters. Frightening experience and please keep us in your prayers", batsman Tamim Iqbal wrote on Twitter following the attack. That event, the third and final Test between the two teams, was canceled.

"W$3 e r extremely lucky", Mushfiqur said.

"It was very sad, what happened yesterday was very unfortunate and the worst part was we were watching all those things happening. The surprise was it happened in New Zealand, of all places, supposedly the safest". "We are working to have any footage removed", the New Zealand police tweeted. The mayor of Christchurch, Lianne Dalziel stated that it is a bolt from the blue for the people and it could not be expected for a country like New Zealand. The team bus was intercepted by terrorists who fired at the bus, resulting in bullet injuries to six Sri Lankan players. After this, the cricketing body banned global cricket in Pakistan. 1984-85 India tour of Pakistan: The tour was called off following the assassination of Prime Minister Mrs Indira Gandhi.

2009 Lanka tour of Pakistan: Sri Lanka were on their way to play a Test against Pakistan in Lahore. He also added they had asked them no to go out of the hotel.

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