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‘Christchurch mosque attack brought Bangladesh players closer’: Steve Rhodes

Asian Age – A lone gunman killed 51 people and wounded more than 20 during Friday prayers at two of the city’s mosques.

Summary

  • London: Bangladesh have dealt with the trauma of the Christchurch mosque attacks by becoming closer as a team, coach Steve Rhodes said on Tuesday as his World Cup players prepared to play New Zealand for the first time since the March mass shooting.
  • A lone gunman killed 51 people and wounded more than 20 during Friday prayers at two of the city’s mosques, with the Bangladesh team bus approaching one of them as the gunfire started.
  • The way that they’ve handled themselves after that event,” Rhodes told reporters on a soggy afternoon at the Oval in South London where Bangladesh play on Wednesday.
  • Rhodes, whose players made a dream start to the campaign by beating South Africa by 21 runs in their World Cup opener after piling up their highest one-day international total, refused to take the credit.
  • Bangladesh, seen as dangerous outsiders before the tournament started, face New Zealand with plenty of confidence but Rhodes said he was not about to be carried away by the excitement.


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