An Auckland man has been banned from attending cricket in New Zealand for two years after admitting he abused England fast bowler Jofra Archer.
The incident occured during the final day of the first Test at the Bay Oval and the 28-year-old was initially warned by police for racially abusing the England star.
‘The man responsible for racially abusing England cricketer Jofra Archer at the Bay Oval has been banned from attending international and domestic fixtures in New Zealand for two years, ‘ read a NZC statement.
‘Archer was targeted by racial abuse on the final day of the first Test between England and New Zealand in November, eventuating in a complaint being laid with Tauranga police.
‘As a result of their inquiries, police have spoken to a 28-year-old Auckland man who subsequently admitted responsibility for the abuse. He was issued with a verbal warning for using insulting language. NZC have since contacted the man and have also written to him, advising of his ban from all international and domestic fixtures in New Zealand until 2022.’