Bangladesh Cricket Team escapes shooting attacks in Christchurch Newzland
It is a narrow escape for Bangladesh cricket team from a deadly shooting at a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand on Friday. Jalal Yunus, Bangladesh Cricket Board spokesman released a statement that all the players were safe but were frightened and mentally shocked.
The team was inside a bus and were about to enter the Al Noor mosque near Hagley Oval for Friday prayers when they heard the firing sounds. Both Bangladesh and New Zealand's cricket boards have called off the third Test match which was scheduled from March 16.
On this note, Opening batsman Tamim Iqbal took to the Twitter and wrote: "Entire team got saved from active shooters!!! Frightening experience and please keep us in your prayers." While the local media telecasted that few were killed in the attacks. A couple of players also shared their videos to convey that they are safe.
"All members of the Bangladesh Cricket Team in Christchurch, New Zealand, are safely back in the hotel following the incident of shooting in the city. The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is in constant contact with the players and team management,” tweeted the Bangladesh Cricket board on their official handle.
New Zealand's Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, also condemned the attack, calling it "an extraordinary act of unprecedented violence. The local police were carrying out the investigations to gather information about the shooters. One of the shooters is identified as an Australian citizen.