Third New Zealand-Bangladesh test canceled after mosque shooting
WELLINGTON (Reuters) – The Bangladesh cricket group narrowly have shyed away from being stuck up in a shooting at a mosque in Christchurch on Friday that left a number of other people useless and compelled the cancellation of a test fit towards hosts New Zealand.
Ambulances pressure alongside a boulevard after experiences that a number of pictures were fired at a mosque, in central Christchurch, New Zealand March 15, 2019, on this nonetheless symbol taken from video. TVNZ/by the use of REUTERS TV
The group have been on a bus that was once pulling as much as the Al Noor mosque close to Hagley Oval for Friday prayers when the shooting started however not one of the avid gamers have been within and all have been protected, the New Zealand (NZC) and Bangladesh cricket forums (BCB) stated.
Mario Villavarayen, the group’s energy and conditioning trainer, stated it were a detailed name.
“They were on the bus, which was just pulling up to the mosque when the shooting begun,” Villavarayen informed Reuters by the use of Twitter.
“They are at the ground, they are shaken but good.”
New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush stated there have been “multiple fatalities” whilst Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern described it as one of the most nation’s darkest days.
NZC stated they’d selected to cancel the 3rd test, which was once scheduled to start out at Hagley Oval on Saturday, after discussions with the Bangladesh board.
“I spoke to my counterpart in Bangladesh and we agree its inappropriate to play cricket at this time,” NZC Chief Executive David White informed TVNZ. “It’s quite unbelievable really. We are shocked.”
White stated he had spoken to the liaison officer with the Bangladesh group and the avid gamers have been “shocked”.
Opening batsman Tamim Iqbal stated on Twitter the revel in were “frightening”.
“Entire team got saved from active shooters!!! Frightening experience and please keep us in your prayers,” he wrote.
Mushfiqur Rahim, who neglected the primary two checks via harm, stated the group were lucky to steer clear of the shooting.
“we r extremely lucky,” Mushfiqur stated. “…never want to see this things happen again….pray for us.”
Reporting through Greg Stutchbury; further reporting through Colin Packham in Sydney, Editing through Peter Rutherford