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New Zealand Cricket files police complaint over abuse on Archer


New Zealand Cricket made police complaint on the person who made racist comments on England fast bowler Jofra Archer during the first Test between England and New Zealand.

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England fast bowler Jofra Archer made an accusation after the first Test that one of the spectators made racist comments on him during the match. Soon after the matter became serious and went viral in the cricketing world.

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Immediately New Zealand Cricket responded to the accusation made by the fast bowler and said they would take the needed actions on the issue. Now as a development on the issue, the board filed police complaint on the spectator who made racist comments on the fast bowler.

“Information gathered from an inquiry which included studying CCTV footage, listening to audio, interviewing bystanders and obtaining material on social media has been incorporated in the complaint,” read an NZC statement.

“While the information-gathering exercise was useful, NZC has been unable to conclusively identify the person responsible and is therefore unable to comment on public speculation regarding his personal details.”

“What happened to Jofra was reprehensible and has led to a general upscaling of security around the area of racial abuse at all our international venues,” NZC chief executive David White said. “Should the person responsible ever reoffend, we believe we have enough information to link him to the Bay Oval incident.”

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