Dhaka, March 15 -- Members of the Bangladesh cricket team have described on social media their narrow escape from a mass shooting at a Christchurch mosque on Friday.

Players and members of the team's coaching staff were reportedly on a bus and approaching the Masjid Al Noor mosque in Hagley Park when the shooting broke out, reports news agency AP.

Bangladesh team escaped from a mosque near Hagley Park where there were active shooters. They ran back through Hagley Park back to the Oval. pic.twitter.com/VtkqSrljjV- Mohammad Isam (@Isam84) March 15, 2019

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...