Bangladesh cricket team escape shooting at Christchurch mosque


Contemporary Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says 49 other folks agree with been killed and bigger than 40 severely wounded after shootings at two mosques in Christchurch

Bangladesh’s cricket team agree with escaped alethal shootingat a mosque in Christchurch, Contemporary Zealand.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said 49 other folks were killed in “********* attacks” at two mosques, whereas bigger than 40 other folks are severely injured.

The Bangladesh team arrived at the Al Noor mosque, shut to the Hagley Oval – the venue of Saturday’s now cancelled third Test – when the shooting started.

“Total team got saved from tantalizing shooters,” tweeted batsman Tamim Iqbal.

Wicketkeeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim tweeted that the team became “extraordinarily lucky” and he “never needs to peek these items occur again”.

Bangladesh Cricket says the team are “safely aid within the resort” and the team will plod home “within the coming days”.

Crew supervisor Khaled Mashud said had the team arrived “three or four minutes earlier”, they would agree with been within the mosque at the time of the shooting.

“I’d narrate we were truly lucky,” he said.

“We are very thankful that we weren’t caught within the crossfire, however what we noticed became straight out of a movie scene.

“Shall we perceive bloodstained other folks staggering out of the mosque. We were all inner the bus and were sitting with our heads bowed, upright in case someone fires at us.”

Mohammed Isam, the Bangladesh correspondent for ESPN, instructed the BBC he became with the avid gamers at the time of the shooting.

“I noticed them get out of the auto parking insist, inner 5 minutes one among the avid gamers [Iqbal] called me for motivate – he said put us, we are in huge distress someone is shooting.” said Isam.

“I did no longer get him severely at the origin however then his boom became cracking up and I upright ran for it. I attempted to trudge the total methodology and I got a seize from someone and I reached the incident.

“I attempted to tag in direction of the team bus, which I noticed from about 100 yards, I believed upright traipse shut to to what became occurring, there became reside shooting happening at that time, there became hearth – I noticed one ineffective body and one person running in direction of me with a bloodied shoulder.

“By the time I got shut to the park, the avid gamers had disembarked from the bus, they were running in direction of me and upright telling me to get out of there.

“We ran by plan of the park and headed aid to the bottom for safety and were there for approximately an hour.”

He added: “The avid gamers were breaking down, they’d viewed methodology too a lot within the quarter-hour they were held up within the bus, there became no safety since it is this form of restful country.”

“The avid gamers heard shots being fired, they noticed other folks tumbling out of the gates and ducked under the bus.”

The Al Noor Mosque is found opposite the Hagley Oval

“We have cancelled the game,” said Contemporary Zealand Cricket chief govt David White. “I’ve spoken to my counterpart at Bangladesh cricket – we agree it be inferior to play cricket at the present.

“Each and every teams are deeply affected. As a country, we will agree with to glimpse at [security of visiting teams]. It looked as if it might per chance well per chance also be a gain haven. I’m definite all of Contemporary Zealand will get a gape at their methodology.”

The World Cricket Council says it “entirely helps” the choice to assassinate the match.

The attacks came about at Al Noor mosque, located in central Christchurch and yet one more within the suburb of Linwood.

A male in his unhurried 20s has been charged with execute, whereas three others agree with been detained.

Williams leads tributes

Contemporary Zealand Rugby World Cup winner Sonny Bill Williams says he is “deeply saddened” by the attacks.

The 33-three hundred and sixty five days-frail, who converted to Islam in 2009, recorded an emotional message on social media.

“I’m upright deeply, deeply saddened that this would occur in Contemporary Zealand,” he said.

Pakistan president Imran Khan, a ragged global cricketer, tweeted: “Terrified and strongly condemn the Christchurch, Contemporary Zealand ********* assault on mosques.

“This reaffirms what we agree with repeatedly maintained: that terrorism would no longer agree with a faith. Prayers traipse to the victims and their families.”

While Ireland’s Contemporary Zealand-born centre Bundee Aki, tweeted: “My prayers goes out to the total families, mates plagued by this tragic news.”

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