English Cricket Star Racially Abused By New Zealand Fan
New Zealand Cricket will contact Jofra Archer to apologise after a fan racially abused the England fast bowler during the first Test in Mount Maunganui.
Archer was abused as he left the field after New Zealand clinched victory by an innings and 65 runs, the governing body said in a statement.
It was unable to locate the person who hurled racial abuse and will be making further inquiries on Tuesday.
NZC said it was an "unacceptable experience" for Archer, and promised "increased vigilance in the matter" for the second test in Hamilton.
Archer himself tweeted on Monday night, saying the incident was "a bit disturbing" but praising the majority of the crowd -- "except for that one guy".
The England and Wales Cricket Board said it was also looking into the matter.
NZC said on Tuesday it will search CCTV footage from the Bay Oval in an effort to identify the spectator responsible for the racist comments.
Security staff at the venue, which was hosting a test match for the first time, had not been immediately able to find the person.
NZC said it has zero tolerance towards abusive or offensive language and will refer any developments to police.
Archer was playing a Test outside England for the first time.
He took 1-107 in New Zealand's first innings of 615-9 and made a career-best 30 in England's second innings of 197.
The New Zealand team later tweeted support for Archer: "We are shocked and disappointed to hear of the verbal abuse Jofra Archer received after the Test today.
"(England) might be our rivals but they're also our friends and racist abuse is never okay."
The ECB said that "whilst this is a relatively isolated incident there is absolutely no place for anti-social or racist behaviour within the game and it is vitally important that all spectators feel able to come forward to report such behaviour and feel safe in doing so."