CHRISTCHURCH TERROR ATTACK
Atif Azam • Final up to date on Sat, 16 Mar, 2019, 02:07 PM
The Bangladesh cricket crew have safely been escorted out of New Zealand © Cricbuzz
Senior Bangladesh batsman Tamim Iqbal believes that it’s going to take a while for the crew to come back out of the trauma that they suffered after narrowly escaping a taking pictures incident on the Al Noor Mosque in Christchurch on Friday.
“It should actually take a while for us to get out of it following the expertise that we had right here,” Tamim instructed reporters on the airport on Saturday. “It’s higher that we’re returning again to our household as a result of everybody’s household is anxious. I simply hope after returning house we are able to overcome it [trauma] with the passing of time.”
The Bangladesh cricket crew left Christchurch on Saturday because the series-concluding third Check was cancelled following the aftermath as each the international locations determined that the prevailing situation was not applicable to host the final Check, scheduled from March 16.
Within the brutal shootout, carried out at two totally different mosques, a minimum of 49 folks have been killed whereas 40 others have been injured. The incident prompted New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to time period it a ‘terrorist assault’ and ‘considered one of New Zealand’s darkest days’.
The Bangladesh crew was believed to be de-boarding the bus to reach on the mosque after they witnessed a wounded lady fall in entrance of them. They have been then cautioned by one other lady, in a automobile, in regards to the taking pictures contained in the parameters of the mosque.
Bangladesh crew supervisor Khaled Mashud had described the crew’s slim escape within the Christchurch terror incident as ‘being in a film’, with bleeding folks operating out of the constructing to flee the shooter whereas the crew was hauled up within the bus just some yards away from the mosque.
BCB and NZC rapidly made preparations in order that the Bangladeshi squad members might go away New Zealand as quickly as potential as they believed it was the one manner they may come out from the psychological ordeal. The safety in an across the crew elevated remarkably from the crew resort to the airport.