Bangladesh's players narrowly escaped the terror attack in Christchurch, in which 49 people were killed. The team bus was near one of the mosques when shootings took place.
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
Entire team got saved from active shooters!!! Frightening experience and please keep us in your prayers #christchurchMosqueAttack— Tamim Iqbal Khan (@TamimOfficial28) March 15, 2019
Alhamdulillah Allah save us today while shooting in Christchurch in the mosque...we r extremely lucky...never want to see this things happen again....pray for us— Mushfiqur Rahim (@mushfiqur15) March 15, 2019
The players were first under lockdown in the dressing room at Hagley Oval, before making it safely to their hotel.
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
The Bangladesh Cricket Board is in constant contact with the players and team management.#ChristchurchMosqueAttack pic.twitter.com/TTpIFxLp05
News emerged that the third Test, scheduled to begin on Saturday, would be cancelled.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to the families and friends of those affected by the shocking situation in Christchurch. A joint decision between NZC and the @BCBtigers has been made to cancel the Hagley Oval Test. Again both teams and support staff groups are safe.— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) March 15, 2019
The cricketing fraternity around the world rallied out in support of those affected by the events in Christchurch.
Absolutely gutted. Thoughts are with everyone effected by the tragedy in Christchurch today https://t.co/JqEVPWUCiZ— Suzie Bates (@SuzieWBates) March 15, 2019
One of our great country's "Darkest" days. My family's thoughts are with our nation and our Muslim brothers and sisters. Much love @ New Zealand https://t.co/prUfTZi96N— Brendon McCullum (@Bazmccullum) March 15, 2019
Our thoughts are with the people of Christchurch, NZ's Muslim community and @BCBtigers & our prayers go out to the families affected by this appalling crime. We are sickened to our core. All of New Zealand is sickened to its core.— Central Stag (@CentralStags) March 15, 2019
Shocking and tragic. My heart goes out to the ones affected by this cowardly act at Christchurch. Thoughts with the Bangladesh team as well, stay safe.— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) March 15, 2019
Everyone in Aotearoa is an immigrant.— Iain O'Brien (@iainobrien) March 15, 2019
We all arrived by boat, by plane.
To a beautiful place. The end of the world. A land of opportunity.
Hug your e hoa, your friends. Cry with them. Don't let us become this.
Shocked to hear about the shootings in Christchurch. My heartfelt sympathies and condolences to the families who have lost loved ones. Thoughts prayers and love with all the people affected by this tragic incident. Wishing the injured a full and speedy recovery.— Kumar Sangakkara (@KumarSanga2) March 15, 2019
Horrifying tragedy #Christchurch. I found NZ one of safest, most peaceful places, people are friendly. Spoke to Tamim big relief B'desh squad/staff is safe. World must together! stop hatred!Terrorism has no religion! Prayers for bereaved families. May Allah bless the departed.— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) March 15, 2019
Really sad to hear the news out of Christchurch !!! Thoughts and prayers with everyone. Stay calm ... stay strong everyone !!!— Russel Arnold (@RusselArnold69) March 15, 2019
So saddened about the attacks in Christchurch today. My heart and duahs go out to all the victims and their families— Usman Khawaja (@Uz_Khawaja) March 15, 2019
Very shocked to hear about the shooting at Christchurch in New Zealand. Thoughts with the affected families.— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) March 15, 2019
Hasn't Christchurch been through enough?! Thoughts to all my kiwi friends, this should never happen. I hope you're doing okay. #anzac— David Hussey (@DavidHussey29) March 15, 2019