NZ Cricket sorry for racist abuse toward Jofra Archer

MOUNT MAUNGANUI, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand Cricket says it 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.

The governing body says Archer, who is black, was abused as he left the field after New Zealand clinched victory by an innings and 65 runs on Monday. 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.

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


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