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Horror haunted Bangladesh cricket players fly home from New Zealand


DHAKA, March 17 — Players and staff of a Bangladesh cricket team which narrowly escaped terror attacks on two New Zealand mosques have returned to Dhaka.
Bangladeshi State Minister for Youth and Sports Zahid Ahsan Russell and Bangladeshi Cricket Board (BCB) Chairman Nazmul Hasan were present at the Hazrat Shajalal International Arport to receive the players who arrived at about 11:00 p.m. local time on Saturday night.
Upon arrival, Bangladesh Test Captain Mahmudullah Riyad and BCB officials held a press conference and narrated the harrowing experience they had in Christchurch.
The Bangladeshi cricket players were going to one of the mosques to offer Friday weekly prayers when a gunman stormed the mosques and went on a shooting rampage that left 50 people dead and 50 others injured.
The cricketers were later taken back to their team hotel safely.
The third and final Test between Bangladesh and New Zealand in Christchurch has been cancelled. – XINHUA