Christchurch Mosque Attack
Police cordon off an area near the scene of deadly attack (AFP Photo)

Bangladesh cricketers had a narrow escape on Friday during an attack on a Mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand. The cricketers were about to enter Masjid Al Noor before a deadly shooting unfolded.

Following the shocking turn of events, the cricket board of Bangladesh and New Zealand cricket teams mutually agreed to call off the third Test that was to begin at the Hagley Oval from Saturday.

Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim tweeted about the incident with local media claiming multiple people were killed.

https://twitter.com/TamimOfficial28/status/1106374964779708416

https://twitter.com/BLACKCAPS/status/1106404919412559872

 

https://twitter.com/KumarSanga2/status/1106426250774536194

 

https://twitter.com/Irelandcricket/status/1106457327631298560

https://twitter.com/ashwinravi99/status/1106402077348028417

https://twitter.com/Eoin16/status/1106458503651225601

https://twitter.com/BCBtigers/status/1106458575616933888

https://twitter.com/MahelaJay/status/1106426357389516800

https://twitter.com/VVSLaxman281/status/1106415913199390725

https://twitter.com/RusselArnold69/status/1106422749520519168

https://twitter.com/IrfanPathan/status/1106455632352182272

https://twitter.com/JimmyNeesh/status/1106397245664980992

https://twitter.com/SAfridiOfficial/status/1106459991375003648

This horrific incident is not the first to have impact a cricket match or a cricket tour.