The Bangladesh cricket team escaped the Christchurch Mosque where a shooting incident took place this afternoon.
Bangladesh team escaped from a mosque near Hagley Park where there were active shooters. They ran back through Hagley Park back to the Oval. pic.twitter.com/VtkqSrljjV— Mohammad Isam (@Isam84) March 15, 2019
The strength and conditioning coach of the Bangladesh cricket team Mario Villa-varayen said the players were shaken up, but fine.
The coaching staff were all at the hotel and the players just started running when they heard the shots.
Just escaped active shooters!!! Heartbeats pumping badly and panic everywhere!! #ChristchurchMosque— Shrinivas (@chinu1501) March 15, 2019
Bangladesh are due to play New Zealand at Hagley Oval tomorrow.
A New Zealand Cricket spokesperson said it was an "unfolding situation" around if the match would go ahead.
Entire team got saved from active shooters!!! Frightening experience and please keep us in your prayers #christchurchMosqueAttack— Tamim Iqbal Khan (@TamimOfficial28) March 15, 2019