The third test match between New Zealand and Bangladesh scheduled to begin Saturday has been cancelled after the Bangladesh cricket team had a narrow escape from a mass shooting at a mosque in Christchurch.A New Zealand Cricket spokesman confirmed the cancellation two hours after the shootings on Friday.Earlier, members of the Bangladesh cricket team described on social media their narrow escape from the mass shooting on New Zealand’s South Island.Story continues below

READ MORE: Christchurch shooting: multiple deaths at 2 mosques, 4 people in custody, police sayPlayers and members of the team’s coaching staff were reportedly on their bus, approaching the Masjid Al Noor mosque in Hagley Park when the shooting broke out.Opening batsman Tamim Iqbal tweeted “entire team got saved from active shooters. Frightening experience and please keep us in your prayers.”Performance analyst Shrinivas Chandrasekeran, also on Twitter, said “Just escaped active shooters. Heartbeats pumping badly and panic everywhere.”Player Mushfiqur Rahim posted “Alhamdulillah Allah save us today while shooting in Christchurch in the mosque. We (were) extremely lucky…never want to see this things happen again….pray for us.”Christchurch shooting: Police say three men, one woman in custody

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