Bangladesh Cricket Team Misses Mass Shooting By ‘Minutes’

Police stand outside a mosque in Christchurch

A reporter traveling with the team said to the news service that "distraught" players "got inside a bus and laid down on the floor after the warning [of what was happening]".

One person is in custody and there have been people killed in two mosques, one on Deans Ave and one in Linwood. We are very thankful that we weren't caught in the crossfire, but what we saw was straight out of a movie scene. We were maximum 50 yards away.

"There was a shooting, people came into the mosque during prayers with an automatic rifle and opened fire within the mosque during prayers", she said. ".never want to see this things happen again.pray for us".

The players who fled the mosque.

Australian channel Nine News Melbourne has reported that there may be as many as 27 deaths in the twin mosque firings in Christchurch.

"Bangladesh captain Mahmudullah completes the pre-match press conference at the Hagley Oval", Isam recounted. The mosque is near the cricket stadium and the players had gone for their Friday players.

Had that nine minutes been shorter, who knows what might have happened.

The team were pictured on social media walking back through Hagley Park to the cricket ground and a Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) spokesman later told Reuters the team were in lockdown at their hotel.

Cricket teams have previously abandoned tours because of violent attacks but most had been in South Asia, including Bangladesh which Australia decided against touring in 2015 because of security fears.

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A man in the mosque at the time, who would not give his name, said there were "bodies all over me".

"We could see blood-stained people stagger out of the mosque from our bus".

"Then we all chose to leave the bus". The police have also found explosives attached to cars in the city. The players left the mosque quickly but were shaken up due to the incident.

"I don't they're in a mental state to play cricket at all, " he told Fairfax Media. "We have asked the team to stay confined in the hotel".

"Entire team got saved from active shooters!" tweeted Bangladesh player Tamim Iqbal.

"Just escaped active shooters".

Bangladesh cricket team performance analyst Shrinivas Chandrasekeran, on the other hand, said: "Just escaped active shooters".

A reporter following the Bangladesh cricket team, who are now in New Zealand, tweeted that that had "escaped from a mosque near Hagley Park where there were active shooters". "They may even be refugees here", Arden said. "The players will be leaving for Bangladesh and I am also waiting for my return ticket to India", he said.

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