Tigers returning home Saturday
At least 49 people including 3 Bangladeshis were killed in gruesome terror attack at Masjid Al Noor in Christchurch of New Zealand. At around 1:30 pm local time a 28 years old Australian named Brenton Tarrant fired gunshots indiscriminately on the innocent people in the mosque while saying their Juma prayers.
The Bangladesh cricket team members were scheduled to say their Juma prayers in that mosque. But due to a press conference they were late and thus managed to save their lives. The third and final test match between Bangladesh and New Zealand was scheduled to hold from tomorrow in Christchurch. But due to that fatal incident the match was called off following discussion between cricket boards of the two countries.
After the attack Bangladesh players took shelter at the dressing room of Hagley Oval cricket ground. They were stranded there for two hours. Later they reached at the Novotel Hotel. As the match is postponed so its time for the tigers to come home.
Earlier Bangladesh Cricket Board, New Zealand Cricket Board and International Cricket Council informed that steps were being taken to send the players back to the country as soon as possible.
The team Bangladesh will fly from New Zealand at 12 pm local time on Saturday and reach at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 10:40 pm. All the team members will return in the same flight, confirmed Bangladesh Team Manager Khaled Masud Pilot.