BAN tour of NZ called off after Christchurch attack

2019-03-15 at 13:31

Bangladesh’s tour of New Zealand has been called off following an attack on two Christchurch mosques, which killed 40 people and left over 20 injured.

The Bangladesh team was en route to the mosque for Friday prayers at the time of the attack but escaped to the nearby Hagley Oval.

They are currently in lockdown at their team hotel.

They were initially barred from leaving the bus but, after several minutes, disembarked and ran through Hagley Park to the ground. They then went back to their hotel.

Much of the coaching staff were back in the team hotel while the head coach Steve Rhodes was at the ground.

Liton Das and Nayeem Hasan were also back in the hotel and have been contacted, and told to stay back at the hotel. The manager Khaled Mashud is in contact with both the NZC and BCB.

The NZC website said arrangements were being made for the return of the Bangladesh team home “as soon as possible”.

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