Cricketer Jofra Archer says he was subjected to racial abuse during England’s final day defeat to New Zealand in Mount Maunganui.
The fast-bowler took to Twitter after the match, writing: “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.”
The alleged incident took place while Archer was trying to salvage a draw for England, batting for over an hour, making 30 runs, before Joe Root’s side eventually subsided to an innings and 65-run loss that puts the tourists 1-0 down in the two-Test series.
In a previous tweet, subsequently deleted, Archer further outlined the nature of the abuse, posting: “Can the guy that was yelling bbc and bc from the scoreboard area today come forward and tell me what those words mean please? Because I don’t.”
Both New Zealand Cricket and the England and Wales Cricket Board have been contacted for comment.
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.