New Zealand Mosque shooting: The Bangladesh cricket team, which is currently on New Zealand’s tour, made a narrow escape from a deadly mass shooting in the city of Christchurch in New Zealand. Reports said a gunman opened fire at two different locations that led to several killings. The New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush asserted that the gunman entered in Masjid Al Noor in Christchurch’s Hagley Park on Friday afternoon and started shooting with an automatic weapon.
Soon after the attack, Bangladeshi cricketer Tamim Iqbal took to his Twitter handle and confirmed that he and his teammates were safe. The left-handed opener said that the entire team had a narrow escape from the shooting site. He called the incident a frightening experience and urged fans to pray for those who lost thier lives.
Apart from that, the Bangladesh Cricket Board, in a tweet, said that 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 BCB is in constant contact with the players and team management.
BCB spokesman Jalal Yunus told the media that the team were taken 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, said Jalal.
The New Zealand Cricket Board (BlackCaps) extended condolences to the families of people who got affected by the shocking incident in Christchurch. The BlackCaps through a tweet informed that both the cricket bodies have taken agreed to cancel the Hagley Oval Test.