Bangladesh cricket team ‘extremely lucky’

Bangladesh cricket team ‘extremely lucky’

Breaking NewsBangladesh cricket team ‘extremely lucky’ to avoid New Zealand mosque shootingsBy Aimee Lewis, CNNUpdated 5:35 AM ET, Fri March 15, 2019 Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds.Wicketkeeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim tweeted: “Never want to see … this happen again.” (CNN)The Bangladesh cricket team was…


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Bangladesh cricket team ‘extremely lucky’ to avoid New Zealand mosque shootings

Wicketkeeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim tweeted:

(CNN)The Bangladesh cricket team was said to be “extremely lucky” to avoid being caught up in the shootings in the New Zealand city of Christchurch which has killed at least 49 people.

The team, on tour in the country, arrived for prayers at the Deans Avenue mosque near the Hagley Oval cricket ground and, according to the team’s high performance analyst, “just escaped” after gunmen had opened fire in an incident described by the country’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern as a terrorist attack.
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Wicketkeeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim tweeted that the team was “extremely lucky” while batsman Tamim Iqbal said: “Entire team got saved from active shooters. Frightening experience and please keep us in your prayers.”
Shrinivas Chandrasekaran, the team’s high performance analyst, posted on the social media site: “Just escaped active shooters! Heartbeats pumping badly and panic everywhere!”

    Match canceled

    The third Test between Bangladesh and New Zealand, set to begin Saturday, has now been canceled and Bangladesh Cricket has said the team is “safely back in the hotel.”
    Mohammed Isam, Bangladesh correspondent for ESPN, has been traveling with the team and told the NZ Herald that the team had just arrived at the mosque for Friday prayers and were about to disembark the bus when gunshots were heard.
    “About 10 minutes later they ran out of the bus and ran through Hagley Park and into the Hagley Oval,” said Isam.
    New Zealand’s cricket team, 2-0 up in the three Test series, tweeted its “heartfelt condolences” to the family and friends of those affected.
    Bangladesh's Tamim Iqbal  bats during day three of the First Test match against New Zealand.

    Forty-one people were killed when gunmen stormed the al Noor mosque on Deans Avenue, New Zealand’s Police Commissioner Mike Bush said Friday evening local time. Seven people died at the Linwood mosque on Linwood Avenue, and one person died from their injuries in hospital.
    Both mosques are in Christchurch’s city center and police have placed the two locations on lockdown.
    A total of 48 patients, including young children with gunshot wounds, have been admitted to Christchurch hospital for treatment.
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      New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush said four people have been taken into custody — three men and one woman. Police do not believe there are any other suspects but said it was still an open investigation.
      Sonny Bill Williams, All Blacks rugby union star, said his “heart is hurting” and sent his “love and prayers” to the families affected.
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        • killed at least 49 people.
        The team, on tour in the country, arrived for prayers at the Deans Avenue mosque near the Hagley Oval cricket ground and, according to the team’s high performance analyst, “just escaped” after gunmen had opened fire in an incident described by the country’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern as a terrorist attack.
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        Wicketkeeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim tweeted that the team was “extremely lucky” while batsman Tamim Iqbal said: “Entire team got saved from active shooters. Frightening experience and please keep us in your prayers.”
        Shrinivas Chandrasekaran, the team’s high performance analyst, posted on the social media site: “Just escaped active shooters! Heartbeats pumping badly and panic everywhere!”

          Match canceled

          The third Test between Bangladesh and New Zealand, set to begin Saturday, has now been canceled and Bangladesh Cricket has said the team is “safely back in the hotel.”
          Mohammed Isam, Bangladesh correspondent for ESPN, has been traveling with the team and told the NZ Herald that the team had just arrived at the mosque for Friday prayers and were about to disembark the bus when gunshots were heard.
          “About 10 minutes later they ran out of the bus and ran through Hagley Park and into the Hagley Oval,” said Isam.
          New Zealand’s cricket team, 2-0 up in the three Test series, tweeted its “heartfelt condolences” to the family and friends of those affected.
          Bangladesh's Tamim Iqbal  bats during day three of the First Test match against New Zealand.

          Forty-one people were killed when gunmen stormed the al Noor mosque on Deans Avenue, New Zealand’s Police Commissioner Mike Bush said Friday evening local time. Seven people died at the Linwood mosque on Linwood Avenue, and one person died from their injuries in hospital.
          Both mosques are in Christchurch’s city center and police have placed the two locations on lockdown.
          A total of 48 patients, including young children with gunshot wounds, have been admitted to Christchurch hospital for treatment.
          Visit CNN.com/sport for more news, features and videos
            New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush said four people have been taken into custody — three men and one woman. Police do not believe there are any other suspects but said it was still an open investigation.
            Sonny Bill Williams, All Blacks rugby union star, said his “heart is hurting” and sent his “love and prayers” to the families affected.
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