New Zealand police investigate the racist abuse of Jofra Archer of England
Hamilton: New Zealand Police on Tuesday they were asked to investigate racial abuse aimed at England cricket player Jofra Archer during the first test last week, following the information provided by New Zealand cricket officials
NZC CEO David White said he filed a complaint with the police after studying CCTV images, listening to audio, interviewing viewers and obtaining material on social media.
Archer complained of being racially abused during the first Test against New Zealand in Mount Maunganui last week.
In a message on social media, he said it was disturbing to hear racial slurs today while fighting to help save my team, the crowd was amazing this week, except for that guy.
White said the information collected by NZC did not conclusively identify the person responsible, but that there was sufficient evidence to take the police to the investigation.
What happened to Jofra was reprehensible and has led to a general improvement in security in the area of racial abuse in all our international locations, he said.
If the responsible person relapses, we believe we have enough information to link him to the Bay Oval incident.
White said that if the offender was conclusively identified, NZC would seek to ban the person from all its international locations for a prolonged period.