A bus carrying members of the Bangladesh squad had just driven into a street near one of the mosques when the shooting started. They are visibly shaken. Fortunately, all the players have managed to return to their hotel safely.
"Importantly, our players are safe".
"It was very traumatic there and people were running out from that mosque presumably and the Bangladesh players were coming out, " he said. "I would say we were really lucky", Mashud said.
"We have always maintained that this kind of incident can happen to any country".
"It looked like video, what we usually see in a movie".
'I spoke to one of them shortly after, ' Vllavarayen said. "We will set a plan from now on to ensure proper security when our team will be on tour in future".
Bangladesh's cricket team escaped unscathed the deadly shooting at a mosque in New Zealand.
"I think everything changes now", New Zealand Cricket chief executive David White said.
"The distraught Bangladesh players got inside a bus and laid down on the floor after the warning", he reported. The New Zealand Cricket (NZC) CEO feels that this will have far-reaching implications on the global sports being hosted in the country.
"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.
Wicket-keeper Mushfiqur Rahim also described the scenes of panic, saying the team had been "lucky" to escape the violence.
"If we were there three to four minutes earlier, we would have been in the mosque, massive thing might have happened". White said Friday's incident would "greatly affect" the country.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern condemned the incident and called it a terrorist attack.
England´s cricket team was provided security equal to that of a head of a state when they visited Bangladesh in 2016, months after one of the worst extremist attacks on foreigners in a Dhaka cafe. However, the team canceled the match and the tour immediately. Six of the visiting team were wounded and eight locals killed.
Pakistan still host almost all of their worldwide matches in the United Arab Emirates due to ongoing security concerns. Mazari said on Twitter.
The Bangladesh team was due to leave New Zealand at noon Saturday.
I start running towards the main road, when a lady, also heading out in her vehicle, asks if I need a ride. "Our thoughts and honest condolences go out to the families and friends of those affected by this horrendous incident in Christchurch", Richardson said.