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Christchurch mosque attacks: Bangladesh Test cricket team escape mass shooting

16 March 2019

"Every team has to be alerted", he said. "They may even be refugees here", Arden said.

When the bus carrying some players and coaching staff arrived at the mosque, they heard but did not see the shootings, Mohammad Isam, a journalist traveling with the Bangladesh team, told The Associated Press. Some of the players wanted to help the distressed woman, but just then they saw a horde of petrified worshippers pouring out of the mosque, some of them covered in blood. "We have advised the players not to step out". Everyone is taken inside the players' dressing room where they get to sit finally.

We were in the bus and we too panicked and asked the driver if we could leave the area, he told us the only way out was through the mosque, and that was extremely risky for us.

But when I look to my right, towards the entrance of a motel, it becomes clear: There's a body on the ground, being attended to by paramedics. "To be honest, New Zealand is such a country that no one expects such kind of incident there".

"We are not sure what their security system is. I think everything changes now", he said.

"We will set up a minimum security standard for future". At a news conference, Police Commissioner Mike Bush advised "anyone that was thinking of going to a mosque anywhere in New Zealand today not to go, to close your doors until you hear from us again".

"It's quite unbelievable really". He also confirmed that the entire team and support staff are healthy and at the hotel and that their plans to return home are being worked out.

Opening batsman Tamim Iqbal said on Twitter the experience had been "frightening". "We cancelled the net session and started for the prayers", Srinivas, who played for the St Therese Convent School in Dombivli and Kelkar College in Mulund, said.

Bangladesh, meanwhile, have already lost the series after being thrashed in the first two Tests.

"If we were there three to four minutes earlier, we would have been in the mosque, massive thing might have happened". "The surprise was it happened in New Zealand, of all places, supposedly the safest". White said Friday's incident would "greatly affect" the country. "We are working to have any footage removed", the New Zealand police tweeted. "I spoke to one of them shortly after (the incident)", Mario Villavarayen, the team's strength and conditioning coach told New Zealand Herald.

"Our players fully respect the Canterbury team's decision", Central Districts CEO Pete de Wet said. Six of the visiting team were wounded and eight locals killed.

Pakistan still host almost all of their global matches in the United Arab Emirates due to ongoing security concerns. 1984-85 India tour of Pakistan: The tour was called off following the assassination of Prime Minister Mrs Indira Gandhi.

In 2009, the Sri Lanka team was attacked during their tour of Pakistan.

I start running towards the main road, when a lady, also heading out in her auto, asks if I need a ride.

Christchurch mosque attacks: Bangladesh Test cricket team escape mass shooting