Christchurch shooting: ‘Extremely lucky’ Bangladesh cricketers narrowly equivocate mosque electrocute – The Straits Times

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CHRISTCHURCH (AFP) – Shaken Bangladesh cricketers narrowly transient lethal mosque attacks in Christchurch, on Friday (March 15) that cut brief their New Zealand debate and stirred an romantic response from tip sportspeople including a weeping Sonny Bill Williams. 

Most of a Bangladeshi group and staff had arrived during Christchurch’s Masjid al Noor mosque for Friday prayers when they were warned not to go inside as a sharpened unfolded. 

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern pronounced 40 people were killed in attacks on dual mosques on what she described as “one of New Zealand’s darkest days”. 

Bangladesh Cricket Board orator Jalal Yunus pronounced a group were unscathed though “mentally shocked”, and had been systematic to stay in a group hotel. 

“They are safe. But they are mentally shocked. We have asked a group to stay cramped in a hotel,” Yunus told AFP. 

Mazhar Uddin, a contributor for Bangladesh’s Daily Star who is travelling with a team, pronounced players lay down on a building of a train after being warned divided from a mosque. 

“Just transient active shooters!!! Heartbeats pumping badly and panic everywhere!!” tweeted Bangladesh high opening researcher Shrinivas Chandrasekaran. 

Opening batsman Tamim Iqbal called it “frightening”, while team-mate Mushfiqur Rahim posted: “We r intensely lucky…never wish to see this things occur again….pray for us.” 

The third and final Test compare of Bangladesh’s tour, scheduled to start in Christchurch on Saturday, was fast scrapped. 

“I have oral to my reflection in Bangladesh and we both determine that it’s inapt to play cricket during this time,” NZ Cricket arch executive David White told TVNZ. 

“We are repelled and appalled, as I’m certain all New Zealanders are,” he added. 

International Cricket Council arch executive David Richardson corroborated a preference and sent “sincere condolences… to a families and friends of those influenced by this horrible incident”. 

The All Blacks, New Zealand’s all-conquering rugby group and a reigning universe champions, tweeted: “Christchurch, we mount with we during this time. 

“Our thoughts and sympathies are with everybody influenced by today’s tragedy. Stay strong. Kia Kaha.”

All Blacks centre Williams, a righteous Muslim, pronounced his “heart is hurting” as he posted an romantic video reverence shortly after a attacks. 

“Just listened a news. we couldn’t put it into difference how I’m feeling right now,” pronounced Williams, wiping divided tears as he spoke. 

“Insyallah (God willing) everybody who’s been killed today… we guys are all in paradise,” he added.  “Just deeply, deeply saddened that this would occur in New Zealand.”

Record-breaking ex-All Blacks fly-half Dan Carter, a long-time actor for Christchurch’s Crusaders team, tweeted: “Sending adore to everybody in Christchurch right now.” 

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