"We are in touch with our counterparts at the New Zealand Cricket Council and we have asked them to enhance security around our team", Nizamuddin Chowdhury, the CEO of BCB revealed after the incident. "I just hope after returning home we can overcome it with the passing of time", Tamim said. "We will set a plan from now on to ensure proper security when our team will be on tour in future".
"There were three in the hallway, at the door leading into the mosque, and people inside the mosque", he said.
Seemingly to be the last player to get onboard the plane, Mushfiqur Rahim was interviewed by Xinhua News Agency. "Frightening experience and please keep us in your prayers", batsman Tamim Iqbal wrote on Twitter following the attack.
The Bangladesh Cricket Board since confirmed the players arrived back at their hotel safely.
Nazmul Hassan Papon (C) president of Bangladesh Cricket Board and a member of parliament speaks during a press conference in Dhaka. "We are lucky to escape and can't imagine what would have happened had we entered the mosque just five minutes earlier".
Members of the team posted to Twitter after the incident to confirm they had escaped from the shootings.
"The Bangladesh team may have prayed at the same mosque before but I don't think they were the target", he underscored.
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Should United overcome Barca, they would face either Liverpool or Porto in the semi-finals of the competition. " United are one of the really good teams left in the competition and they won't fear anyone".
"We are shocked and appalled as I'm sure all New Zealanders are".
He said arrangements were being made to fly the team back to Bangladesh as soon as possible.
The team is in the South Island city to play New Zealand in the third cricket test starting tomorrow.
The Bangladesh cricket team has been forced to flee a Christchurch mosque after a shooting incident on Friday afternoon.
New Zealand's worst peacetime mass killing rippled through the country's top-class sports on Saturday with two high profile events cancelled and the first class cricket title being decided without a ball being bowled in the final round of matches.
As a sportsman who had previously been to New Zealand, he still held the view that "New Zealand is one of the best countries in the world".
They also abandoned a tour of Pakistan in May 2002 following a suicide bombing outside their hotel in Karachi. "Again both teams and support staff groups are safe", it said.
ICC Chief Executive David Richardson said: "Our thoughts and honest condolences go out to the families and friends of those affected by this horrendous incident in Christchurch".