The Bangladesh cricket team narrowly avoided being caught up in a shooting at a mosque in Christchurch on Friday that left nearly 50 people dead and forced the cancellation of a Test match against hosts New Zealand.
The team were on a bus that was approaching the Al Noor mosque for Friday prayers on the eve of the third test at nearby Hagley Oval when the shooting began.
Mario Villavarayen, the team’s strength and conditioning coach, said it had been a close call.
‘They were on the bus, which was just pulling up to the mosque when the shooting begun,. he told Reuters. Read more