BD cricket team safe in New Zealand
Published : Friday, 5 March, 2021 at 12:53 PM Count : 188
Bangladesh cricketers, who are now in New Zealand on a tour, are safe after a massive earthquake.
A magnitude 7.3 undersea earthquake struck north-east of New Zealand on Friday. A Tsunami warning was also issued for mainly the coastal areas of North Island.
Bangladesh Cricket Board Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Nizam Uddin Chowdhury told media that the quake did not cause any harm to the Bangladesh players as they are now in Christchurch, far from the epicentre of the earthquake.
BCB Cricket Operations Committee chairman Akram Khan said, "All team members are doing well.Logistics manager Sabbir Khan told us that the quake did not cause any damaged to the cricketers as it hit at dead of night and all were asleep at that time. Actually none felt it."
A 20-member Bangladesh Cricket team left Dhaka for New Zealand on February 23 for their first foreign tour in the Covid-19 era.
The Tigers will play a three-match ODI series, which is the part of ICC ODI Super League and as many T20 Internationals there.
This will be national cricket team’s first tour to New Zealand since the Christchurch attack in a mosque in March 2019, where the Tigers narrowly escaped the mass shooting.
The tour was then abandoned as the Tigers returned home keeping the third and final Test of the series unfinished.