New Zealand adjourned Under-19 tour in Bangladesh due to massive attack at “Al Noor Mosque” in Christchurch. According to the schedule, New Zealand Under-19 team in need to reach 10th April for a five-match ODI series against Bangladesh Under-19 team.
Chief executive of BCB, Nizamuddin Chowdhury
Therefore, Chief executive of BCB, Nizamuddin Chowdhury thinks New Zealand Cricket is trying to recover from the shock in the massive terror attack in Christchurch. “The home series against New Zealand Under-19 squad postponed for the time being as they informed us that they are not coming as per schedule. It looks like they are yet to recover from the shock due to the terror attack. It is understood that the parents might have some reservations as the series was expected to be played between young cricketers.”
Moreover, It needs to mention that the matches scheduled to be in Sheikh Kamal International Stadium, Cox’s Bazar and Zahir Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong from the 16th of April of this year. Hope Cricket New Zealand will recover from the cruel memory and mental depression in the massive terror attack in Christchurch.
Team Bangladesh got a “Narrow Escape” on the Christchurch mosque attack
As team Bangladesh 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 were in the ground and worrying 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.
Therefore, New Zealand adjourned Under-19 tour in Bangladesh due to massive attack at “Al Noor Mosque” in Christchurch. Hope New Zealand will recover soon from the worst experience.