WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The third test Match between New Zealand and Bangladesh planned to start Saturday has been dropped after the Bangladesh cricket group had a near disaster from a mass shooting at a mosque in Christchurch.
A New Zealand Cricket representative affirmed the wiping out two hours after the shootings on Friday.
Prior, individuals from the Bangladesh cricket group depicted via web-based networking media their near disaster from the mass shooting on New Zealand’s South Island.
Players and individuals from the group’s training staff were allegedly on their transport, moving toward the Masjid Al Noor mosque in Hagley Park when the shooting broke out.
Opening batsman Tamim Iqbal tweeted “whole group got spared from dynamic shooters. Unnerving knowledge and please keep us in your supplications.”
Execution examiner Shrinivas Chandrasekeran, likewise on Twitter, said “Just gotten away dynamic shooters. Pulses siphoning gravely and alarm all over the place.”
Player Mushfiqur Rahim posted “Alhamdulillah Allah spare us today while shooting in Christchurch in the mosque. We (were) very lucky…never need to witness this things again….pray for us.”
Mario Villavarayen, a quality and molding mentor with the group, revealed to New Zealand media the players did not see the shooter but rather heard shots. He said they were shaken yet safe.
“I addressed one of them not long after,” Vllavarayen said. They didn’t see anything besides heard shots. They were at the ground and just begun running. The instructing staff were all at the inn.”
New Zealand Cricket affirmed “that the two groups and care staff bunches are protected and represented.”
The Bangladesh group is accounted for to have left the transport and fled by walking to adjacent Hagley Oval, where it was planned to play New Zealand in the test coordinate beginning on Saturday.
Mohammad Islam, a columnist going with the Bangladesh group, prior said he trusted the players would leave New Zealand as quickly as time permits.
“I don’t they’re in a psychological state to play cricket by any means,” he revealed to Fairfax Media. “I think they need to return home at the earliest opportunity. I’m talking as a matter of fact, I’m talking from what I’ve heard.”
Islam said he was reached by one of the players as the shooting was occurring and he dashed towards the scene.
“It was horrible there and individuals were running out from that mosque probably and the Bangladesh players were turning out,” he said. “They are in horrendous and serious mental (trouble), they’re not feeling great.
“They were simply outside the mosque going to get off from the transport and go into the mosque when they heard shooting and many individuals running out and they saw somebody injured before them.
“What’s more, seeing that, they didn’t get off the transport. Around 10 minutes after the fact they came up short on the transport and went through Hagley Park and into the Hagley Oval.”