Christchurch: Bangladesh cricket team’s tour of New Zealand was Friday called off in the wake of an assault a lethal terror assault which killed various folks.
Bangladesh team, which was about to enter the mosque to present prayers, were still left unscathed but the prevailing situation led to the authorities calling off the 3rd and ultimate Test match at the Hagley Oval setting up Saturday.
According to a report in Cricinfo: “The crew was en route to the mosque for Friday prayers at the time of the assault but escaped to the nearby Hagley Oval. They are at present in lockdown at their team hotel.”
Senior opener Tamim Iqbal has tweeted: “Entire staff obtained saved from energetic shooters!!! Horrifying expertise and make sure you maintain us in your prayers.”
New Zealand Primary Minister Jacinda Arden termed the capturing as “one of New Zealand’s darkest days”.
Arden issued a powerful statement condemning the attack.
“There is no place in New Zealand for these functions of intense and unparalleled violence, which it is clear this act was. This is substantial and I can inform you now this is and will be a person of New Zealand’s darkest days. I would explain it as an unprecedented act of violence, an act that has unquestionably no location in New Zealand. This is not who we are.”
“Certainly it has occurred at a place exactly where persons must have been expressing their religious liberty, the place they must have been in a risk-free surroundings, and they have not been now. There is no position in New Zealand for this sort of serious functions of unparalleled violence.
“The people who ended up the issue of this assault these days, New Zealand is their property, they must be safe listed here. The person who has perpetuated this violent act against them, they have no spot in New Zealand society,” the PM said.
The players were originally barred from leaving the bus but, immediately after various minutes, disembarked and created their way as a result of to the Hagley Park floor. Following that they went again to their resort. The supervisor Khaled Mashud is in call with equally the NZC and BCB.
According to the website report: “Much of the coaching workers have been again in the team resort although the head mentor Steve Rhodes was at the ground. Liton Das and Nayeem Hasan have been also back in the resort and have been contacted, and instructed to remain back again at the resort.”