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.
Members of the Bangladesh cricket team have described how they had to run for safety after witnessing horrors "straight out of a movie scene" during the Christchurch terror attacks yesterday. The players left the mosque quickly but were shaken up due to the incident.
An eyewitness told Radio New Zealand he saw "blood everywhere", while another said (via AFP) he saw children being shot. "The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is in constant contact with the players and team management". Everyone in the team was in a state of shock, they could not say anything but it was clear that we were not in the right frame of mind to continue.
'Our thoughts and honest condolences go out to the families and friends of those affected by this horrendous incident in Christchurch, ' Richardson said.
Australia's cricket team cancelled a tour in Bangladesh in 2015, citing a lack of security, while the Australian Under-19 cricket team skipped ICC Under-19 World Cup in Bangladesh in 2016 on the same ground.
"We are shocked and appalled, as I'm sure all New Zealanders are", he added. "We cancelled the net session and started for the prayers", Srinivas, who played for the St Therese Convent School in Dombivli and Kelkar College in Mulund, said.
"It was very traumatic there and people were running out from that mosque presumably and the Bangladesh players were coming out, " he said.
New Zealand Cricket chief David White expressed grief at this hour for all the victims.
"We r extremely lucky.never want to see this things happen again.pray for us".
"The team plan was that a few of them made a decision to go to the mosque, which is close to the ground". The players and some support staffers were on their way to the Al Noor Mosque, less than a mile from Hagley Oval, when they saw signs of the unfolding carnage. "They may even be refugees here", Arden said.
The Bangladesh team will take off from Christchurch at midday on Saturday and arrive in Dhaka in the evening.
"Entire team got saved from active shooters", tweeted batsman Tamim Iqbal.
In about eight to 10 minutes, the police cordoned off the area and we took just took the back exit of the bus and rushed into the nearby park and ran towards the cricket ground.