Bangladesh cricket team leave a changed New Zealand after mosque shootings

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On Friday, the majority of the Bangladesh team were heading to the Al Noor Mosque which is situated less than a mile from the ground on the edge of Hagley Park when they witnessed the unfolding attack.

Mohammad Isam, the Bangladesh Correspondent for ESPN Cricinfo, was in Christchurch and close to the mosque when the shooting started.

A nearby business owner told stuff.co.nz that a lot of people were praying at the mosque at the time of the incident.

Four suspects have been arrested in connection with the attacks, according to New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush.

"We'd initially been looking at the players and the support staff returning in two batches, but we've managed seats for all, obviously not in the Business Class".

Chowdhury reiterated the BCB president Nazmul Hassan's stance, saying that they would not visit any country unless there is minimum security standard. "I'm sure all of New Zealand will take a look at their approach", he added.

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"They ran back through Hagley Park back to the Oval", he tweeted.

The test match, which had been scheduled to start on Saturday, was cancelled after the shooting and Bangladesh's tour abandoned.

White said, "They're shaken up all right".

The Bangladesh cricket team had a narrow escape on Friday when the shooting took place at a mosque in Christchurch. We were maximum 50 yards (45 metres) away.

New Zealand Cricket CEO David White at a New Zealand Cricket press conference.

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Senior opener Tamim Iqbal said it was a frightening experience for the team. "This is not who we are", she said. Heartbeats pumping badly and panic everywhere! "That is why we feel that the security that countries like Bangladesh gives to other teams when they come to play in Bangladesh, we should also get the similar type of security arrangement or support from the host country". 'I've spoken to my counterpart at Bangladesh cricket - we agree it's inappropriate to play cricket at this time.

The Bangladesh team was due to leave New Zealand at noon Saturday.

"I can't tell you too much about the events because I was at the ground when the lads went but they're all upset and it's a great shame for the whole word really when things like this happen in Christchurch".

"They have chosen to make New Zealand their home and it is their home. they are us".

The International Cricket Council (ICC) led the cricketing world in sending their condolences to the families and friends of those affected by the "horrendous incident in Christchurch".

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