The Bangladesh cricket team recently returned home, from Christchurch to Dhaka after the infamous shooting at a mosque claimed the lives of 49 innocent people. The Bangladeshi cricketer who were on their way to the mosque to offer the Friday prayers, escaped after they were informed about the gunman inside the mosque. The cricketers returned to the team hotel immediately and were unharmed. The horrific incident led to the final Test between New Zealand and Bangladesh at the Hague Oval had to be called off. Bangladeshi cricketer Mahmadullah Riyadh took to Twitter and seemed relieved for still being alive.
“Alhamdulillah! Last night we got back to home safe & sound. May the almighty Allah gives strength to those who lost their near ones in that mosque attack. I’m felling blessed that I’m still alive.15/03/19, probably I won’t be able to forget in my life. Allah is so kind,” read the cricketers post.
Meanwhile, the whole world condemned the incident.
It was a tour to forget for the Bangladeshi team as they did not manage to win even a single game. The Kiwis the three-match ODI series, whitewashing Bangladesh 3-0 and then hammered them in the two Tests, as well.
“We’ll demand proper security wherever our team goes in future,” BCB President Nazmul Hassan told reporters in Dhaka on Friday. “If a country provides proper security as per our demand, then we will go otherwise not.
“I can say that everything will change after this incident.”
“This is shocking. This will change the entire fabric of international sports hosting. I think everything changes now,” New Zealand Cricket chief executive David White said.