Written by Staff Writer
15 Mar, 2019 | 9:20 am
COLOMBO (News1st) – The third test match that was scheduled to begin on Saturday (March 16) between Bangladesh and New Zealand was reported canceled after the Christchurch mass shooting. The shooting occurred on Friday (March 15) in central Christchurch where several shots had been fired and several casualties were also reported. Incidentally, the Bangladesh cricket team was also in the vicinity of the shooting.
Taking to Twitter the Bangladesh Cricket Board states that the team arrived safely back to their hotel following the incident of shooting in the city. Further, the tweet reads that the Bangladesh Cricket Board is in constant contact with the players and team management.
All members of the Bangladesh Cricket Team in Christchurch, are safely back in the hotel following the incident of shooting in the city.
— Bangladesh Cricket (@BCBtigers) March 15, 2019
Bangladesh captain, Tamim Iqbal had also tweeted saying the team had made out of the incident unharmed.
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 team was initially on their way to the ground when the bus passed the mosque, where police were responding to reports of shots fired; the players were initially barred from leaving the bus but, after several minutes, disembarked and ran through Hagley Park to the ground.
Visibly shaken, the Bangladesh players even urged passers-by not go any further on Deans Avenue.
Bangladesh team escaped from a mosque near Hagley Park where there were active shooters. They ran back through Hagley Park back to the Oval. pic.twitter.com/VtkqSrljjV
— Mohammad Isam (@Isam84) March 15, 2019
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