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New Zealand Terrorist Attack: Bangladesh Cricket Team Head Back to Dhaka After Christchurch Mosque Shooting | WATCH VIDEO

The Bangladeshi cricketers and support staff were approaching Al Noor mosque in Christchurch when the gunman opened fire.

Published: March 16, 2019 12:11 PM IST

By Sports Desk | Edited by Ankit Banerjee

New Zealand Terrorist Attack Bangladesh Cricket Team
New Zealand Terrorist Attack Bangladesh Cricket Team

New Zealand Terrorist Attack: The Bangladesh cricket team had a narrow escape on Friday when the shooting took place at a mosque in Christchurch. The cricketers left from Down Under this morning after the attacks led to the final Test being called off. The unprecedented shooting claimed the lives of 49 innocent people and injured many more. The cricketers were on their way to the local Christchurch mosque to offer their Friday prayers when they got to know of what was happening inside the mosque. On hearing that, they got frightened and rushed back to the team hotel. Within 24 hours of the incident, the Bangladeshi cricket team has taken a flight to Dhaka to return home.

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These are visuals of the team arriving at Christchurch airport.

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Meanwhile, the entire world condemned the attack as most felt terrorism has no face. India captain Virat Kohli also wished the Bangladesh cricket team’s safe stay.

“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.

Meanwhile, the culprit has been identified.

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Published Date: March 16, 2019 12:11 PM IST