‘Just escaped’: Cricket team flees shooter

News – Members of the Bangladesh cricket team were near a Christchurch mosque that was targeted by a shooter on Friday.


  • Players and support staff preparing for the Third Test of a series against New Zealand beginning on Saturday were forced to flee after dozens of shots were heard being fired.
  • Strength and conditioning coach Mario Villavarayen said: “The players are shaken up but fine.
  • The players just started running when they heard the shots.
  • ESPN cricinfo correspondent Mohammad Isam, who is in New Zealand covering the tour, filmed a group of players walking through nearby Hagley Park.
  • Bangladesh has been touring New Zealand since early February but is so far winless, having been swept 3-0 in an ODI series and losing by an innings in the first two Tests.

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