The team had just arrived at the Al Noor Mosque for Friday prayer when a gunman opened fire, and after hiding on the team bus for almost 10 minutes, they then fled the scene back to nearby Hagley Oval, where the now-cancelled third cricket test was set to take place. David White, the CEO of New Zealand Cricket, said "This is shocking".
The ICC chief executive, David Richardson, initially spoke about the "likely" conversion of the 2021 Champions Trophy to a World T20.
Forty-nine people were killed after a gunman attacked two mosques in the deadliest mass shooting in New Zealand's modern history.
Still to recover from the shock, Joshi said that while he was physically fine, he was mentally affected by the incident in Christchurch.
Opening batsmen Tamim Iqbal Khan also confirmed he and his teammates were safe, adding the experience was "frightening".
The attack on the Masjid Al Noor mosque in Hagley Park killed several people, the local media reported. ".never want to see this things happen again.pray for us". "Heartbeats pumping badly and panic everywhere", performance analyst Shrinivas Chandrasekeran tweeted.
Bangladesh cricketers at Christchurch airport
The team was on a bus that was approaching the Al Noor mosque on the eve of the third test at nearby Hagley Oval when the shooting began.
Team manager Khaled Mashud said the players and staff on the bus watched as blood-soaked victims staggered from the building.
The All Blacks, New Zealand's all-conquering rugby team and the reigning world champions, tweeted: "Christchurch, we stand with you during this time". The mayor of Christchurch, Lianne Dalziel stated that it is a bolt from the blue for the people and it could not be expected for a country like New Zealand. Our players supported them a lot, with inputs on what was needed at that point of time.
While efforts were being made to reschedule the tickets and arrange for the team and the support staff to go home early, Joshi had the Indian High Commissioner in New Zealand, Sanjiv Kohli to thank for.
Bangladesh Cricket team had to play the Final Test with New Zealand team in Christchurch on Saturday. "I think everything changes now", he said.
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