DHAKA (AFP) - The Bangladesh cricket crew arrived domestic in Dhaka on Saturday, a day after narrowly escaping the mosque assault that killed forty nine human beings in New Zealand.

at the least 17 individuals of the Bangladesh cricket team drove up to Christchurch’s Masjid al Noor mosque in a bus to enroll in Friday prayers while a gunman stormed the building, in what's notion to be the worst act of terror directed in opposition to Muslims in a Western united states of america.

The team arrived at Dhaka airport past due Saturday, consistent with Bangladesh Cricket Board spokesman Rabeed Imam.


"The handiest issue i will say that we are very lucky," skipper Mahmudllah Riyad advised reporters after arrival.

"With all of your prayers... Now we should return right here alive. I can not describe what is going internal us, what we've got visible," he introduced."

"every person in the crew could not sleep properly. The only issue that popped up in our mind was how fortunate we are."

Mahmudllah also thanked the BCB and New Zealand Cricket for making arrangements to help them go back domestic quickly.

The group turned into in Christchurch for his or her 1/3 and very last check in shape towards the house side scheduled to begin Saturday, which turned into promptly cancelled to allow the cricketers to return home as soon as possible.

team supervisor Khaled Mashud stated players and group of workers at the bus watched as blood-soaked victims staggered from the constructing.

They stayed within the bus for eight to 10 minutes before leaving it after sensing danger, consistent with Mashud.

Bangladesh opening batsman Tamim Iqbal said it might be hard for the national cricket team to overcome the shock of narrowly escaping the shooting.

"it's going to definitely take the time for us to get out of it after the enjoy we had here," he instructed newshounds at Christchurch airport, moments earlier than the crew left for Bangladesh.

"it's far better that we're returning... Due to the fact all people’s circle of relatives is worried. I simply hope after returning home we are able to conquer it with the passing of time," Tamim stated.

Dhaka complained that players were not furnished with any security after they travelled to the mosque.

"In future, every time we send our cricket team abroad we will try this after inspecting and reviewing the security matters of the host nations," prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said Saturday, according to the country-run news business enterprise BSS.

Australia’s cricket crew cancelled a tour in Bangladesh in 2015, bringing up a loss of safety, at the same time as the Australian under-19 cricket team skipped ICC beneath-19 global Cup in Bangladesh in 2016 at the equal floor.

England’s cricket crew turned into supplied protection identical to that of a head of a kingdom once they visited Bangladesh in 2016, months after one of the worst extremist assaults on foreigners in a Dhaka cafe.