Bangladesh cricket team recounts 'frightening' escape from Christchurch mass shooting

Bangladesh’s batsman Mohammad Mithun walks out to bat on day five of the second cricket Test match between New Zealand and Bangladesh at the Basin Reserve in Wellington on March 12, 2019. Credit: Marty Melville /AFP/Getty Images
    The Bangladesh cricket team recounted their escape from an active shooter situation in Christchurch before calling off the final Test match of their tour in New Zealand.

    Opening batsmen Tamim Iqbal Khan confirmed he and his teammates were safe, adding the experience was “frightening.”

    A mass shooting at two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch prompted a major police response on Friday afternoon.

    Law-enforcement officials say there are multiple fatalities. Four people are in custody, including three men and one woman, and locals have been urged to stay indoors as the situation is ongoing.

The Bangladesh cricket team recounted their escape from a “frightening” active shooter situation in Christchurch before calling off the final Test match of their tour in New Zealand.

A mass shooting at two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch prompted a major police response on Friday afternoon.

Law-enforcement officials say there are multiple fatalities. Four people are in custody, including three men and one woman, and locals have been urged to stay indoors as the police situation is ongoing.

The Bangladesh cricket team, who were in the country for the final match against the New Zealand Black Caps, confirmed all players returned safely to their hotel.

Opening batsmen Tamim Iqbal Khan also confirmed he and his teammates were safe, adding the experience was “frightening.”

Both teams made the decision to call off the third Test at Hagley Oval, which was scheduled to start at 9 a.m. on Saturday.

“Our heartfelt condolences go out to the families and friends of those affected by the shocking situation in Christchurch,” the New Zealand cricket team said. “A joint decision between NZC and the BCB has been made to cancel the Hagley Oval Test. Again both teams and support staff groups are safe.”

Getty: Kane Williamson of New Zealand talks to Mahmudullah of Bangladesh on March 12, 2019

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