Tigers’ safe return prompts BCB to hold special prayer

Sports Correspondent

19 March, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) arranged a special prayer on Monday at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium premises as the national players safely returned from New Zealand.

The players survived a deadly terror attack as they were about to enter Al Noor Mosque in Christchurch for Jummah prayers. Bangladesh players themselves admitted that they were in fact three to four minutes from being caught up in massacre.

A number of national players of the likes of Mahmudullah Riyad, Tamim Iqbal, Mushfiqur Rahim and others who survived the attack were present in the special prayer.

Bangladesh ODI captain Mashrafe Mortaza, BCB President Nazmul Hassan Papon, former captains and other top BCB officials were there during the prayer.

Bangladesh returned to the country on Saturday night, still in traumatic condition as they was still haunted by what happened in New Zealand. Some of the players are still mentally broken, according to BCB president.

However some players will join their domestic club to play the fourth round of Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League (DPL), which starts today at different venues across the nation.

The attack took place in two mosques of Christchurch in New Zealand which has left 50 people dead including four Bangladeshis.