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Christchurch shootings: Bangladesh cricketers ‘extremely lucky’ to narrowly avoid mosque massacre

Channel News Asia – CHRISTCHURCH: Shaken Bangladesh cricketers narrowly escaped deadly mosque attacks in Christchurch on Friday (Mar 15) that cut short their New Zealand tour and prompted an emotional response from top sportspeople including a tearful Sonny Bill Williams.

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  • CHRISTCHURCH: Shaken Bangladesh cricketers narrowly escaped deadly mosque attacks in Christchurch on Friday (Mar 15) that cut short their New Zealand tour and prompted an emotional response from top sportspeople including a tearful Sonny Bill Williams.
  • Bangladesh Cricket Board spokesman Jalal Yunus said the team were unharmed but “mentally shocked”, and had been ordered to stay in the team hotel.
  • Mazhar Uddin, a reporter for Bangladesh’s Daily Star who is travelling with the team, said players lay down on the floor of a bus after being warned away from the mosque.
  • The All Blacks, New Zealand’s all-conquering rugby team and the reigning world champions, tweeted: “Christchurch, we stand with you during this time.
  • Record-breaking ex-All Blacks fly-half Dan Carter, a long-time player for Christchurch’s Crusaders team, tweeted: “Sending love to everyone in Christchurch right now.”


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