Cricket New Zealand committed to re-arrange the security system after the massive mosque attack in Christchurch during Bangladesh tour in New Zealand. The NZC CEO, David White informed the reporter after calling off the New Zealand-Bangladesh bi-lateral series.
Team Bangladesh got a “Narrow Escape” on the Christchurch mosque attack
Accordingly, Bangladeshi cricketers got a “Narrow Escape” from the terror attack at “Al Noor Mosque” near Hagley Oval, New Zealand, Cricket New Zealand will emphasize on the security issue of any sportsperson Visiting New Zealand. As team Bangladesh was supposed to be in the mosque unless they got late due to the press conference before the prayer. Sometimes delays save lives or Bangladesh cricket could lose their bests in the massive Christchurch attack.
Accordingly, team members didn’t step out of the bus and returned back to the hotel, where Coach Steve Rhodes and Liton Das was in the ground and worried about the rests. Then BCB called a meeting with NZC and decided to conclude the tour at once. Then NZC informed through their website as the arrangements of sending back the Bangladeshi players will complete as soon as possible.
Khaled Mashud never witnessed such a thrill like that and definitely, happy to alive, “It was like a movie, bleeding people running out of the building. We were on the bus floor for about 10 minutes. As we were very close to the mosque. We could see the mosque. we are lucky in the sense that if we had arrived three-four minutes earlier, we would have been in the mosque and then it could have been a massive accident”
Cricket New Zealand committed to re-arrange the security system
According to the word of the CEO of NZC, David White Cricket New Zealand committed to re-arrange the security system. “This is shocking. This will change the entire fabric of international sports hosting. I think everything changes now. We’ll certainly be having to look at our security in depth. I think the idea of New Zealand being a safe haven gone now.”
Another statement of New Zealand’s cricket officials
Jeremy Curwin, the CEO of Canterbury Cricket admire the Bangladeshi Cricketers. “The team showed a united front in terms of the decision. It is clear that this tragedy will affect people in different ways, and Canterbury Cricket is here to support our players however we can. We fully respect their decision, and I am incredibly proud of how they conducted themselves throughout this process.”
Simon Isley, the manager of Auckland High performance observed too. “Both Martin and Lockie felt personally uncomfortable making the trip to Dunedin given the events in Christchurch. Also, the feelings and concerns of their partners and families. Auckland Cricket and New Zealand Cricket completely respect and support their decision. We understand that at times like this, families come first”
The CEO of Central Districts, Pete Wet said. “We all so saddened by the terrible tragedy in Christchurch, and out of respect. Neither our players nor team management will comment further on the Plunket Shield championship until the completion of the final round”
Therefore, Cricket New Zealand committed to re-arrange the security system. Hope the happiest country will forget this incident and return to the arrangement of an International cricket again.