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Sport England will rally around Archer after racial abuse - Giles

02:45  26 november  2019
02:45  26 november  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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Ashley Giles has said England ’s players will rally round Jofra Archer after the fast bowler reported racist abuse from a spectator during the first Test defeat by New Zealand.

ECB director of cricket Ashley Giles has backed Jofra Archer 's England team-mates to rally round the paceman after the racist abuse he suffered during the "We fully support Jofra, obviously, there is no place for racism in the game, in any game. Jofra is part of our team but, whatever the abuse , we'd be

a group of baseball players playing a football game: New Zealand v England - First Test© Reuters/ROSS SETFORD New Zealand v England - First Test

Jofra Archer's England team mates will rally round the fast bowler after he reported being racially abused by a spectator during a test match against New Zealand, team director Ashley Giles said on Tuesday.

The England and New Zealand cricket boards launched probes after Monday's incident on day five of the first test at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui, which Archer made public on Twitter.

"It's really unfortunate," Giles told reporters. "It's a shame that sort of thing is still in our society. There was something said from the crowd, from the scoreboard area, which was offensive.

Archer claims he was racially abused in England defeat

  Archer claims he was racially abused in England defeat England were hammered in the opening Test in New Zealand and paceman Jofra Archer says there were issues off the field as well.The opening match of England's two-Test series against the Black Caps ended in a heavy loss in Mount Maunganui, as Neil Wagner took 5-44 to decimate what was left of the tourists' batting order on Monday.

Archer opened up over the summer about receiving abuse from a couple of spectators during England ’s fourth Ashes test at Old Trafford, in Manchester. “I was aware what the guys were saying — something about my passport — but I blanked them,” he said in New Zealand where England are

New Zealand Cricket will apologise to Jofra Archer after the England bowler was racially abused Archer put on a stand of 30 alongside Sam Curran (29 not out) as England attempted to salvage a "A bit disturbing hearing racial insults today whilst battling to help save my team, the crowd was been

"Jofra reported this to the steward immediately as he came off. He also reported it to our security as he got back into the changing-rooms. The sense was that it was a racist abuse."

Archer, who was born in Barbados and represented West Indies at Under-19 level, scored 30 runs to delay New Zealand's innings and 65-run victory in the first test on Monday.

The 24-year-old then took to Twitter to say he found it "a bit disturbing" to hear the racial insults.

"The tweet that went out was obviously emotional. It hurts," Giles added.

"We fully support Jof - there is no place for racism in the game, in any team. Jof is part of our team. Whatever the abuse, we'd be absolutely right behind him.

"You know what our team is like, they'll rally round him pretty well but it's a serious incident. He's a young man making his way in the game and we don't need this sort of thing."

New Zealand Cricket to apologise to Archer after England bowler suffers racist abuse

  New Zealand Cricket to apologise to Archer after England bowler suffers racist abuse An investigation has been opened by New Zealand Cricket after Jofra Archer was racially abused by a spectator at Bay Oval.Archer put on a stand of 30 alongside Sam Curran (29 not out) as England attempted to salvage a draw on day five in Mount Maunganui, but was eventually dismissed by Neil Wagner (5-44) as the tourists slumped to an innings and 65-run defeat.

New Zealand Cricket will apologise to Jofra Archer after the England bowler was racially abused Archer put on a stand of 30 alongside Sam Curran (29 not out) as England attempted to salvage a "A bit disturbing hearing racial insults today whilst battling to help save my team, the crowd was been

New Zealand Cricket will apologise to Jofra Archer after the England bowler was racially abused Archer put on a stand of 30 alongside Sam Curran (29 not out) as England attempted to salvage a "A bit disturbing hearing racial insults today whilst battling to help save my team, the crowd was been

New Zealand Cricket said in a statement on Monday that venue security had been unable to locate the alleged perpetrator but that the investigation would continue and the board would seek out Archer to apologise.

"We're working closely with New Zealand Cricket," Giles said. "They are incredibly concerned that this has happened on their patch. We believe it's an isolated incident but we'll know more once the investigation is finished.

"They're working very hard to find the culprit. I'm hopeful they will find out who did it."

New Zealand Cricket have also promised increased vigilance for the second and final test in the series, which begins in Hamilton on Friday.

"It's a good series and played in the right fashion and one person should not ruin that but it's a shame that sort of thing is still in society," Giles said.

(Reporting by Nick Mulvenney in Sydney, editing by Shri Navaratnam)

Play begins on NZ-England Test final day .
A drawn second Test and series win over England is on the cards for New Zealand as clouds gathered over Hamilton on the final day.Play began on time on the final day on Tuesday but a forecast of heavy rain in Hamilton from lunchtime is set to scupper England's already slim hopes of a win.

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