Jofra Archer's racial abuser handed two-year ban in New ZealandLast updated on Jan 14, 2020, 02:30 pm
Young English pacer, Jofra Archer, who was a victim of racial abuse during the side's tour of New Zealand last year, has been served with justice.
The abuser has reportedly been handed a two-year ban in New Zealand, as he would not be able to attend matches, both domestic and international, in the country, across venues.
Here are further details on this.
Archer racially abused during first Test against Kiwis
It was in November last year when during the opening Test between both sides in Mount Maunganui, Archer was racially abused by a particular man in the stands while he was out in the middle, fielding.
Nonetheless, the cops tracked him down, as he admitted to the offense, while he was issued a verbal warning, confirmed Anthony Crummy, spokesperson of New Zealand Cricket (NZC).
NZC again issues apology to Archer
Following the development, NZC once again issued an apology to Archer and England for the unsavory incident and said that such type of behavior is not at all acceptable.
"We want to thank the police for their efforts in identifying the person responsible, and for making it clear that this type of behavior will not be minimized," said Crummy.
A look at Archer's international career
As far as Archer's international career is concerned, Archer has had a strong start.
In just seven Tests, he has claimed 30 wickets at an average of 27.4, including three five-wicket hauls.
In 14 ODIs, he has claimed 23 wickets at an average of 24.7 and an economy of 4.63.
So far, he has played just a T20I, claiming a couple of wickets.
Archer claimed most wickets for England in a World Cup
Playing his first-ever World Cup, Archer made history when he became England's most prolific wicket-taker in a single edition of the tournament.
In the 2019 edition, he claimed 20 wickets in 11 innings at an average of 23.05 and an economy of 4.57, while his best figures read 3/27.
Overall, he was the third-highest wicket-taker in the tournament.