The ghastly terror attack at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand on Friday has killed more than 40 people and numerous have been injured. He approaches the mosque on foot, his weapon visible, and begins shooting at people at the entrance.
Bangladesh's cricket team escaped unscathed after a shooting at a mosque in central Christchurch, an official told AFP on Friday.
BCB President Nazmul Hassan later told reporters in Dhaka that the team would now demand better security on all of their overseas tours.
The third and final was called off in the wake of the situation and Chowdhury said they would discuss later with the NZC to how the Test match can be held. We must have been about 50 yards from the mosque. Had we been there five minutes earlier, most of the team would have been inside the mosque and we would have all been in the firing line.
Players and staff took to social media to recount their narrow escape.
Entire team got saved from active shooters! We planned the latter half of the day in such a way that those who wanted to have lunch, they would do so, and others would finish their prayers and then join us at the ground at 3 pm. "We thought it was a medical emergency and some of the boys wanted to get down from the bus and help the lady", said Shrinivas, his voice still quivering as he recalled the the team's close shave. Heartbeats pumping badly and panic everywhere!' he said.
"Alhamdulillah Allah save us today while shooting in Christchurch in the mosque", tweeted another player, Mushfiqur Rahim.
"In future, whenever we send our cricket team overseas we will do that after examining and reviewing the security matters of the host countries", Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said Saturday, according to the state-run news agency BSS.
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SORROW, SYMPATHY Twelve operating theatres worked through the night on the more than 40 people wounded, said hospital authorities. Later in the day, it emerged that he used five guns in Friday's attack, including two shotguns and two semi-automatic weapons.
"When Australia, England were anxious about our security, we told that no country is safe from terrorist attack".
Former Bangladesh worldwide Sajol Ahmed Chowdhury gave thanks that all the players were safe.
The Bangladesh Cricket Board issued a statement saying it was shocked and deeply saddened by the shootings.
According to Alam, the tri-series in Ireland ahead of the May 30-July 14 World Cup "is on track at this point in time". When they went to a nearby mosque from the Stadium in Christchurch to offer their Friday prayers, all they could see was bloodshed and extreme violence.
"I think everything changes now", New Zealand Cricket chief executive David White said. Among the first to tweet from the location, Srinivas said all they saw was bloodshed.
"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.
"Both teams are deeply affected". In 2002 a scheduled test between Pakistan and New Zealand in Karachi was canceled after a terrorist bombing close to the visitors' team hotel.