After snatching the T20 series right from the jaws of defeat, the England team fell to an innings defeat against New Zealand at Mount Maunganui. During the final day’s play, Jofra Archer was racially abused by a member of the crowd after getting dismissed.
Making his way into the pavilion after getting dismissed for 30, the all-rounder was insulted by a member of the crowd which he happened to reveal through a tweet after the match.
A bit disturbing hearing racial insults today whilst battling to help save my team , the crowd was been amazing this week except for that one guy , @TheBarmyArmy was good as usual also
— Jofra Archer (@JofraArcher) November 25, 2019
New Zealand Cricket issued an apology to Archer while adding that the person concerned has not been identified as of yet. The statement read:
“New Zealand Cricket will be contacting, and apologising to English fast bowler Jofra Archer, who was racially abused by a spectator as he left the field at the conclusion of the first Test at Bay Oval, Mt Maunganui,” read the statement.
“Although security providers at the venue were unable to locate the perpetrator, NZC will be examining CCTV footage and making further inquiries tomorrow in an endeavour to identify the man responsible.
“NZC has zero-tolerance towards abusive or offensive language at any of its venues and will refer any developments in the case to the police.
“It will contact Mr. Archer tomorrow to apologise for the unacceptable experience, and to promise increased vigilance in the matter when the teams next meet in Hamilton.”