International Cricket Council chief executive David Richardson backed the decision and sent "sincere condolences... to the families and friends of those affected by this horrendous incident".
As team members were about to enter the mosque the shooting started, which left at least 49 people dead and dozens of others injured. "The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is in constant contact with the players and team management", the BCB said in a statement on its Twitter page.
"They are all safe but they remain distraught".
"Liton Das and Nayeem Hasan were also back in the hotel and have been contacted, and told to stay back at the hotel", the report stated.
Opening batsman Tamim Iqbal tweeted "entire team got saved from active shooters". With all of your prayers, now we could return here alive.
One of the alleged gunmen has been named as 28-year-old Australian Brenton Tarrant, who is said to have live-streamed footage on social media of the attack on Al Noor mosque.
"We were very close, we could see the mosque". ".never want to see this things happen again.pray for us".
Shrinivas Chandrasekaran, the team's high performance analyst, posted: "Just escaped active shooters!".
Players and members of the team's coaching staff were reportedly on their bus, approaching the Masjid Al Noor mosque in Hagley Park when the shooting broke out.
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Team manager Khaled Mashud said players and staff on the bus watched as blood-soaked victims staggered from the building. "I think the idea of New Zealand being a safe haven is gone now".
Leading New Zealand players voiced their shock at what took place with captain Kane Williamson posting in Instagram: "Like the rest of New Zealand, I am struggling to understand what has happened today".
The Bangladesh national cricket team narrowly missed being on the site of the mass shooting at two mosques in Christchurch on Friday, prompting the cancellation of an global match between the squad and New Zealand.
"I know the work has already been done by the security director together with all the security agencies in the United Kingdom and they are leaving no stone unturned", Richardson said. They ran back through Hagley Park back to the Oval.
The Bangladesh team was due to leave New Zealand at noon Saturday.
The Bangladesh team will take off from Christchurch at midday on Saturday and arrive in Dhaka in the evening.
Dhaka raises concerns Dhaka complained that players were not provided with any security when they headed for the mosque.
Speaking to Radio New Zealand, Tamim added: "New Zealand has been handsome and very safe whenever we have been".