There was a lot of shock and disbelief among the Bangladesh cricket contingent in New Zealand ever since a tragic fire broke out in Dhaka's Chawkbazar area, claiming at least 70 lives, on Wednesday night.
Tamim Iqbal, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah Riyad, Rubel Hossain, Sabbir Rahman and other players were constantly seeking updates about the horrifying incident from this reporter and expressing their condolences.
"This is tragic, so many lives were ended in just a few seconds and no one could help them,"a deeply-shocked Tamim said.
"Can you imagine how much pain they went through as they struggled to save themselves?," Mahmudullah said.
It was learned that the team management has decided that the Tigers will wear black armbands during the first Test, starting in Hamilton from February 28, to signify the team being in mourning.