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Hope Bangladesh players feel safe enough to return to New Zealand: NZ Sports Minister


New Zealand Sports Minister Grant Robertson hopes Bangladesh team will feel safe enough to return to New Zealand despite witnessing the horrifying Christchurch attack.

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New Zealand is considered one of the safest country in the world, but the recent terror attack in Christchurch has forced to change the statement a bit.

And the players of Bangladesh, who witnessed the incident and escaped from the attack will not forget this nightmare any time soon. This has also questioned the security system of New Zealand for the travelling team as there was no one around the Bangladesh team when they were going to the mosque by bus.

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However, despite all the issues, Grant Robertson believes the players of Bangladesh including the supporters will feel safe enough to travel to New Zealand once again.

“My hope is that in time the players and supporters will feel safe enough to return to New Zealand and I know that they know that they will be welcomed with open arms,” he said.

Meanwhile, New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson, who was named NZ’s Player of the Year on Thursday said the game of cricket became insignificant after the way the series ended.

“It had been a nice competitive series for a month and for things to end the way it did, cricket as a whole became insignificant. There was an opposition team we’d spent time with on the park who have pretty much witnessed what went on and felt threatened in a place you want anybody to feel comfortable. To end like that, it was such a shame and I know all the guys felt terrible,” Williamson said.

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