Bangladesh cricket team escape attack

After the Bangladesh cricket team escaped the Christchurch Mosque where a mass shooting took place on Friday, all signs are they want to go home.

Stuff saw about seven or eight “very shaken” members of the touring side getting off the team bus, and moving into their hotel.

An official ushering the team from the bus to the hotel indicated it was unlikely the third test against New Zealand would be played.

“There’s no thoughts toward the game. That’s not the biggest concern right now, the players need space.”

Cricinfo’s Bangladesh correspondent Mohammad Isam posted a video to Twitter of the team rushing through Hagley Park away from the mosque.

A gunman reportedly opened fire at the mosque, with the former president of the Muslim Association of Canterbury Mohammed Jama saying a man with a gun went into the mosque about 1.40pm on Friday.

He saw about four people injured and two people lying on the ground. He did not know if they were alive or dead. (stuff)


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