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NZC refers Jofra Archer racial abuse incident to police
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NZC refers Jofra Archer racial abuse incident to police

New Zealand cricket on Tuesday referred the racist abuse directed towards Jofra Archer to police, after their own investigation was unable to find the offender.

NZC chief executive David White said they lodged a complaint with police after studying CCTV footage, listening to audio, interviewing the people around and obtained material on social media. It has now passed on all the evidence to the police.

Archer had posted on Twitter of being racially abused during the first Test against New Zealand at Mount Maunganui which was won by the hosts.

In a message on social media he said: "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."

"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," said NZC chief executive.

"Should the person responsible ever reoffend, we believe we have enough information to link him to the Bay Oval incident."

White added that if the person responsible for this was identified after conclusive evidence, he would be banned ‘from all international venues for a lengthy period’.