The Bangladesh team is in lockdown mode in their dressing room at the Hagley Oval after reports of shooting at a nearby mosque. The team was en route to the ground when the bus passed the mosque, where police were responding to reports of shots fired; the players were initially barred from leaving the bus but, after several minutes, disembarked and ran through Hagley Park to the ground.
Bangladesh team escaped from a mosque near Hagley Park where there were active shooters. They ran back through Hagley Park back to the Oval. pic.twitter.com/VtkqSrljjV
— Mohammad Isam (@Isam84) March 15, 2019
Visibly shaken, the Bangladesh players even urged passers-by not go any further on Deans Avenue. They made it back to Hagley Oval where they are currently locked down in their dressing room, as the manager Khaled Mashud is in contact with both the NZC and BCB.
Much of the coaching staff were back in the team hotel while the head coach Steve Rhodes was at the ground. Liton Das and Nayeem Hasan were also back in the hotel and have been contacted, and told to stay back at the hotel.
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Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo’s Bangladesh correspondent. @isam84
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