Mid-day – Bangladesh team manager Khaled Mashud says his players were about to enter the Christchurch mosque when they heard gunshots and stopped; New Zealand tour called off

A female police officer guards the area close to the Masjid al Noor mosque after a shooting incident in Christchurch yesterday.

Summary

  • Bangladesh team manager Khaled Mashud says his players were about to enter the Christchurch mosque when they heard gunshots and stopped; New Zealand tour called offA female police officer guards the area close to the Masjid al Noor mosque after a shooting incident in Christchurch yesterday.
  • Pic/AFP Bangladesh’s Test cricketers were just a few minutes from being caught up in yesterday’s massacre in New Zealand when they arrived at a Christchurch mosque as shooting began, a team spokesman said.
  • 1987 NZ tour of SL (cricket)It was to be a three-Test tour but New Zealand abandoned it after the first match when a bomb planted by separatists exploded near the team hotel in Colombo, killing 113 civilians.
  • 2002 NZ tour of Pakistan (cricket)New Zealand’s cricket team was touring Pakistan in 2002 when a bomb went off outside their hotel, killing 12.
  • 2009 SL tour of Pak (cricket)The Sri Lankan team were on its way to play Day 3 of the second Test against Pakistan at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore when its team bus was intercepted by at least a dozen terrorists.


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