NZ Cricket sorry for racist abuse toward Jofra Archer

The Canadian Press

MOUNT MAUNGANUI, New Zealand — New Zealand Cricket will contact Jofra Archer to apologize after a fan racially abused the England fast bowler at the end of the first test between the teams on Monday.

The governing body said in a statement that Archer, who is black, was abused as he left the field after New Zealand clinched victory by an innings and 65 runs. It was unable to locate the person who hurled racial abuse and will be making further inquiries on Tuesday.

NZC said it was an “unacceptable experience” for Archer and promised “increased vigilance in the matter” for the second test in Hamilton.

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The England and Wales Cricket Board said it was also looking into the matter.

The 24-year-old Archer tweeted about the incident, saying it was a “bit disturbing hearing racial insults today whilst battling to help save my team.”


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