Members of the Bangladesh cricket team check into Christchurch Airport as they look the leave on 16 March 2018 following the deadly massacre on two mosques in the city. Photo: AFPFollowing the cancellation of the third Test match due to the terrorist attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, the Bangladesh national cricket team will return home from New Zealand on Saturday night, reports UNB.
The Tigers will leave Christchurch on a Singapore Airlines flight around 12:00pm (local time) and are expected to arrive at Hazrat Shah Jalal International Airport in Dhaka around 10:45pm (Bangladesh time), said team manager Khaled Mashud Pilot from Christchurch.
The Bangladesh team initially faced some problems to get air tickets for all the members in a single flight, but it was resolved later and the cricketers are set to return home together.
Members of the Bangladesh cricket team check into Christchurch Airport as they look the leave on 16 March 2018 following the deadly massacre on two mosques in the city. Photo: AFPMass shootings at two mosques full of worshippers attending Friday prayers killed 49 people, including three Bangladeshis, in Christchurch.
Authorities charged one person, detained three others and defused explosive devices in what appeared to be a carefully planned racist attack.
Players and members of the coaching staff of the Bangladesh team were on a bus and approaching the Masjid Al Noor in Hagley Park when the shooting broke out. They narrowly escaped the shooting as they were just around 50 yards away from the spot.