The Bangladesh cricket team "just escaped" after shots were fired at a Christchurch mosque near to where the team was due to play the final Test match of their tour of New Zealand. White said the events in Christchurch will now be a game-changer for all sports teams visiting the country. They had a narrow escape and remained unhurt.
Bangladesh Cricket team was about to enter the mosque when the incident took place. Also, the players have returned safely back to the hotel but they were suffering from mental trauma. "We have advised the players not to step out". Later, the players went back to their hotel. "It's not just here, wherever we go, we don't get that much security", Nazmul Hassan told reporters in Dhaka. I don't know for how many minutes we lay on the floor of the bus.
"We have always maintained that this kind of incident can happen to any country". "If a country provides proper security as per our demand, then we will go otherwise not".
"We are not sure what their security system is".
"Inshallah (God willing) everyone who's been killed today... you guys are all in paradise", he said, wiping away tears as he spoke.
1987 NZ tour of Lanka: It was to be a three-Test tour but New Zealand abandoned it after just the first match when a bomb exploded near the team hotel in Colombo.
"I've spoken to my counterpart at Bangladesh cricket - we agree it's inappropriate to play cricket at this time", said New Zealand Cricket chief executive David White.
JOHN KIRK-ANDERSON STUFFArmed police escort survivors to the hospital after the Christchurch mosque shooting
"It's quite unbelievable really".
Mohammad Isam, a journalist traveling with the Bangladesh team, said he believed the players wish to leave New Zealand as soon as possible. He also confirmed that the entire team and support staff are healthy and at the hotel and that their plans to return home are being worked out.
Bangladesh player Tamim Iqbal reacted on Twitter.
Batsman and record run-scorer Tamin Iqbal tweeted that he and his teammates had been saved from "active shooters", describing the experience as "frightening".
"W$3 e r extremely lucky", Mushfiqur said. "We hope that this sort of incident never happens again". There is no place in New Zealand for such extreme acts of unprecedented violence.
"They have chosen to make New Zealand their home and it is their home. they are us". Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has called it New Zealand's "darkest day".
"Our players fully respect the Canterbury team's decision", Central Districts CEO Pete de Wet said.
TERROR IN THE TIMES OF CRICKET 1968-69 England in Pakistan: Rioters invaded the pitch during aTest match in Karachi.
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