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Sport NZ Cricket apologizes to Jofra Archer for racist abuse

11:36  26 november  2019
11:36  26 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

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New Zealand Cricket will apologise to Jofra Archer after the England bowler was racially abused by a spectator during the Black Caps' Test victory at Bay Oval. The 24-year-old Barbados-born fast bowler subsequently claimed a member of the Bay Oval crowd had directed racist abuse at him.

New Zealand Cricket will apologise to Jofra Archer after the England bowler was racially abused by a spectator during the Black Caps' Test victory at Bay Oval. The 24-year-old Barbados-born fast bowler subsequently claimed a member of the Bay Oval crowd had directed racist abuse at him.

The chief executive of New Zealand Cricket has apologized in person to England fast bowler Jofra Archer for the racist abuse he received from a spectator Monday on the final day of the first cricket test at Mount Maunganui.

a baseball player standing on top of a field: England's Jofra Archer walks from the filed after he was dismissed during play on the final day of the first cricket test between England and New Zealand at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand, Monday, Nov. 25, 2019. New Zealand Cricket will contact Archer to apologize after a fan racially abused the England fast bowler at the end of the first test between the teams on Monday.(AP Photo/Mark Baker)© APWF England's Jofra Archer walks from the filed after he was dismissed during play on the final day of the first cricket test between England and New Zealand at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand, Monday, Nov. 25, 2019. New Zealand Cricket will contact Archer to apologize after a fan racially abused the England fast bowler at the end of the first test between the teams on Monday.(AP Photo/Mark Baker)

David White visited the 24-year-old Archer to offer an apology and an assurance that heightened security will be in place for the second test which begins at Hamilton on Friday.

'We're still learning about Archer'

  'We're still learning about Archer' Head coach Chris Silverwood admits England are still learning how to get the best out of fast bowler Jofra Archer.The expectation on Archer has risen significantly since bursting onto the international scene in England's World Cup win and during the Ashes last summer, but he has been unable to consistently bowl at the speeds that saw him become a breakout star for England.

New Zealand Cricket will apologise to Jofra Archer after the England bowler was racially abused by a spectator during the Black Caps' Test victory at Bay Oval. The 24-year-old Barbados-born fast bowler subsequently claimed a member of the Bay Oval crowd had directed racist abuse at him.

New Zealand Cricket will apologise to Jofra Archer after the England bowler was racially abused by a spectator during the Black Caps' Test victory at Bay Oval. The 24-year-old Barbados-born fast bowler subsequently claimed a member of the Bay Oval crowd had directed racist abuse at him.

a man standing on a baseball field: In this Sunday Nov. 24, 2019 photo, England's Jofra Archer reacts during play on day four of the first cricket test between England and New Zealand at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand. New Zealand Cricket will contact Archer to apologize after a fan racially abused the England fast bowler at the end of the first test between the teams on Monday.(AP Photo/Mark Baker)© APWF In this Sunday Nov. 24, 2019 photo, England's Jofra Archer reacts during play on day four of the first cricket test between England and New Zealand at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand. New Zealand Cricket will contact Archer to apologize after a fan racially abused the England fast bowler at the end of the first test between the teams on Monday.(AP Photo/Mark Baker)

''I just had a good chat to him (and) said that we were very sorry that he had to experience that in our country,'' White told Television New Zealand. ''We're very disappointed but he was very thankful that I'd made the effort to come and see him. It was very disappointing what happened yesterday. It common courtesy to go and apologize to him.''

a man wearing a hat and sunglasses: In this Sunday Nov. 24, 2019 photo, England's Jofra Archer reacts during play on day four of the first cricket test between England and New Zealand at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand. New Zealand Cricket will contact Archer to apologize after a fan racially abused the England fast bowler at the end of the first test between the teams on Monday.(AP Photo/Mark Baker)© APWF In this Sunday Nov. 24, 2019 photo, England's Jofra Archer reacts during play on day four of the first cricket test between England and New Zealand at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand. New Zealand Cricket will contact Archer to apologize after a fan racially abused the England fast bowler at the end of the first test between the teams on Monday.(AP Photo/Mark Baker)

Captain Kane Williamson will seek out Arthur before the test begins to offer the apologies of the New Zealand team.

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.

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. Archer tweeted about the incident, saying it was a ''bit disturbing hearing racial insults today whilst battling to help save my team.''

New Zealand Cricket (NZC) will apologise to Jofra Archer on Tuesday after England's pace sensation was racially abused Archer claimed he'd been subjected to "disturbing" racial insults while he batted during the series-opener as England tried, in vain, to hold on for a draw on the Test's fifth day.

''It's a horrific thing,'' Williamson said. ''In a country and a setting where it is very much multicultural it's something we need to put to bed quickly and hope nothing like that ever happens again. It certainly won't if there's any influence we can have on it.''

White said New Zealand Cricket is making every effort to identify the person responsible for the abuse. If identified the person will be referred to police and, White said, likely banned for life from New Zealand cricket grounds.

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.

Jofra Archer said he was racially abused by a spectator at a cricket match in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand . Photograph: Gareth Copley/Getty Images. The New Zealand race relations commissioner Meng Foon has labelled racist abuse of English bowler Jofra Archer on Monday “utterly disgusting”

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 England's Jofra Archer walks from the field after he was dismissed during play on the final day of the first cricket test between England and New Zealand

''If we do find out who that person is, they'll be banned from attending cricket games in New Zealand in the future,'' he said. ''My sense is that person should not be allowed into a cricket ground for the rest of their lives in New Zealand.''

Archer highlighted the abuse in a Twitter post at the end of the final day's play at Bay Oval.

''A bit disturbing hearing racial insults today whilst battling to help save my team,'' he tweeted. ''The crowd was been (sic) amazing this week except for that one guy.''

Archer later said the person responsible for the abuse had contacted him through the social media site Instagram, posting further insults.

The England and Wales Cricket Board has also opened an investigation into the incident.

The ECB said that ''whilst this is a relatively isolated incident there is absolutely no place for anti-social or racist behavior within the game and it is vitally important that all spectators feel able to come forward to report such behavior and feel safe in doing so.''

a man wearing a hat and sunglasses: In this Sunday Nov. 24, 2019 photo, England's Jofra Archer reacts during play on day four of the first cricket test between England and New Zealand at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand. New Zealand Cricket will contact Archer to apologize after a fan racially abused the England fast bowler at the end of the first test between the teams on Monday.(AP Photo/Mark Baker)© APWF In this Sunday Nov. 24, 2019 photo, England's Jofra Archer reacts during play on day four of the first cricket test between England and New Zealand at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand. New Zealand Cricket will contact Archer to apologize after a fan racially abused the England fast bowler at the end of the first test between the teams on Monday.(AP Photo/Mark Baker)

White said extra security would be on hand at Seddon Park in Hamilton where the second test will be played. Plainclothes security staff would likely mingle with the crowd and messages would be posted on the big screen at the ground warning against racist abuse.

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