A deadly attack on a mosque in Christchurch took place on Friday. Gunmen attacked 49 people killed in the Friday prayers. Bangladesh cricketers present on the spot survived fortunately from the attack. In a written article in a local newspaper today, Bangladesh ODI team captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza has expressed his heartfelt concern for the victims. Mashrafe said that he himself had offered prayers in that mosque a few days ago.
Mashrafe said about his anxiety about the Bangladesh team's survival from the attack on the article published on Saturday. Apart from this, foreign teams in Bangladesh are getting world-class security, he said. Shortly after the incident, Mashrafe spoke on the phone with Tamim Iqbal. In a short time, he was shocked to hear the story of the incident.
According to Mashrafe, the security that the government and the cricket board give to the teams playing in Bangladesh will be less than the world standard. Such security is usually given to a head of state on tour. Yet, sometimes Bangladesh has to listen to it. There is a storm of criticism from the world media in the wake of the touring team's security situation. Our country is also heard from the world.
After such incidents in a peaceful country like New Zealand, there is no longer a chance to show more safety for the cricketers, Mashrafe said. According to him, the maximum caution will be to protect the cricketers from any country from now on.