Bangladesh’s cricket team escaped unscathed after a deadly shooting at a mosque in New Zealand, it was Friday prayers time.
Bangladesh Cricket Board spokesman Jalal Yunus said most of the team were bussed to the mosque in Christchurch and were about to go inside when the incident happened.
“They are safe. But they are mentally shocked. We have asked the team to stay confined in the hotel,” he said.
Mushfiqur Rahim Shared his tweet after the incident, He said: “Alhamdulillah Allah save us today while shooting in Christchurch in the mosque…we r extremely lucky…never want to see this thing happen again….pray for us”
Alhamdulillah Allah save us today while shooting in Christchurch in the mosque…we r extremely lucky…never want to see this things happen again….pray for us
— Mushfiqur Rahim (@mushfiqur15) March 15, 2019
Tamim Iqbal Khan updated his fans, “The entire team got saved from active shooters!!! Frightening experience and please keep us in your prayers”
Entire team got saved from active shooters!!! Frightening experience and please keep us in your prayers #christchurchMosqueAttack
— Tamim Iqbal Khan (@TamimOfficial28) March 15, 2019
The Bangladesh cricket team’s tour of New Zealand is called off after the players had a narrow escape from a shooting attack on a mosque here, described as an “unprecedented act of violence” by the country’s Prime Minister Jacinda Arden. Added by Sports Tak
“Just escaped active shooters!!! Heartbeats pumping badly and panic everywhere!!” tweeted Bangladesh high-performance analyst Shrinivas Chandrasekaran.
The Test match between Bangladesh and New Zealand has been canceled on account of the attack.
Mass shootings are rare in New Zealand it is a tragic incident but Bangladesh team escaped luckily.