Bangladeshi Cricket Team Narrowly Evades New Zealand Mosque Shooting

Christchurch attack will change fabric of international sports hosting New Zealand Cricket CEO

Christchurch attack will change fabric of international sports hosting New Zealand Cricket CEO

The team was in Christchurch for their third and final Test match against the home side scheduled to begin Saturday, which was promptly cancelled to allow the cricketers to return home as soon as possible.

A New Zealand Cricket spokesperson confirmed the cancellation two hours after multiple people were killed in mass shootings at two mosques in the New Zealand city. The attacker was sharing all his activity's video live with other people on social media.

When he was asked whether or not there were any suspicions that the attacker was aware of the presence of the team there and even deliberately targeted them, Isam said that he did not think so. After waiting inside the team bus and making frantic phone calls, including to ESPNcricinfo correspondent Mohammad Isam, they then hurried back across the park after making their own decision to leave the bus before being put into lockdown at the ground.

"Just escaped active shooters!".

Opening batsman Tamim Iqbal, Bangladesh's highest run scorer, said he and his teammates were able to flee to safety following reports that 20 shots were fired. "The board thanks New Zealand Cricket (NZC) for ensuring that members of the Bangladesh national cricket team are safe and secure in Christchurch".

New Zealand Cricket chief executive David White said the country would now also need to accept they were no longer immune from acts of extreme violence and that would need to be factored in when they hosted sports events and teams. Twitter has suspended an account purportedly used by New Zealand mass shooting suspect, a journalist has reported.

"When any foreign team comes to our country, we always ensure proper security", Mr. Hassan said.

"The players are shaken up but fine", Villavarayen said.

"Hearts pumping badly and panic everywhere". He described the experience as "frightening".

Two tests have previously been abandoned due to rain, while three tests overseas involving New Zealand have been cancelled due to terror attacks. "I couldn't put it into words how I'm feeling right now", said Williams, wiping away tears as he spoke.

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern condemned the incident and said, "This is one of New Zealand's darkest days". Stay safe and strong, New Zealand.

ICC has already released a statement, on their website, condemning the incident: "Our thoughts and honest condolences go out to the families and friends of those affected by this horrendous incident in Christchurch".

"Allah save [d] us today while shooting in Christchurch in the mosque. we r [are] extremely lucky. never want to see this things happen again" Test captain Mushfiqur Rahim wrote on Twitter. A white supremacist shooter filmed himself gunning down dozens of worshippers at a mosque in New Zealand while streaming the massacre online.

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