The team is reported to have left the bus and fled on foot to almost Hagley Oval where it is due to play New Zealand in a test match starting on Saturday.
17 of their 19 team members went to the Masjid Al Noor Mosque in order to offer Friday prayers.
"The players were petrified once they came to the hotel and inconsolable the whole night". "We have advised the players not to step out".
"It is very important for the coaches and the players to get back to the families".
BCB president Nazmul Hassan said: "The players are still in a traumatic state". The mayor of Christchurch, Lianne Dalziel stated that it is a bolt from the blue for the people and it could not be expected for a country like New Zealand. As a country, we'll have to look at [security of visiting teams]. "Once it is assured only then we will go, otherwise not", he said. "I think everything changes now", he said. "We will set a plan from now on to ensure proper security when our team will be on tour in future".
Ahmad Al-Mahmoud, 37, described the shooter as white-skinned, blond, quite short and wearing a helmet and a bulletproof vest.
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He said arrangements were being made to fly the team back to Bangladesh as soon as possible. "Frightening experience and please keep us in your prayers", the opening Bangladeshi batsman wrote on Twitter. Team manager Khaled Mashud told espncricinfo.com the players had a lucky escape. Small and isolated, New Zealand has often considered itself immune from wider world events such as terrorist violence. "I even can not imagine what would have happened if the press conference finished on time and the team went to the mosque for the prayers", said the assistant general manager of Canara Bank.
"We are shocked and appalled, as I'm sure all New Zealanders are", he added.
White also said: "This isn't about cricket; it's about something much bigger and much more important than that". In 2009, a Sri Lankan cricket bus was the subject of a terror attack in Lahore, Pakistan which resulted in the deaths of 6 policemen, 2 civilians and 6 Sri Lankan cricketers getting injured. Six members of the team were wounded, while six security personnel and two civilians were killed.
Pakistan still hosts almost all of its worldwide matches in the United Arab Emirates due to ongoing security concerns.
"The perception outside of Pakistan was that it was quite a risky place to visit in the past and that perception slowly but surely has been changed", the ICC head said. The most recent was a bombing in Karachi in 2002, which saw the second of two tests against Pakistan cancelled before a ball could be bowled.
ICC chief executive David Richardson said security was always an issue for his organisation and ensuring the May 30-July 14 World Cup in England and Wales was safe would be a priority.
New Zealand Cricket said all players and support staff were "safe and accounted for", and a Bangladesh team spokesman later said all players had returned to the team hotel.