In response to Ross Taylor’s recent admission of racism, New Zealand Cricket expressed displeasure, noting that the organisation has constantly condemned racism and backed the “Give Nothing to Racism” campaign of the NZ Human Rights Commission.
Taylor’s latest remarks, which he discussed in his book regarding racism in the New Zealand team, have disappointed the cricket board, according to a representative of New Zealand Cricket, and the organisation will now conduct a comprehensive investigation.
NZC strongly opposes racism and supports the NZ Human Rights Commission’s “Give Nothing to Racism” campaign. Ross’s exposure to this kind of behaviour has severely displeased NZC. Ross will undoubtedly be contacted by us to talk about the situation.
In his recently released book, “Black and White,” the half-Samoan former Black Caps captain addressed racism he experienced from teammates throughout his playing career.
“Cricket in New Zealand is a pretty white sport,” the former skipper, who participated in 112 Test matches for the Black Caps, wrote in his book. I’ve been an outlier throughout much of my career—a dark face in a sea of white faces.
The NZC spokesperson responded to these accusations by saying that the board views him as a part of the cricket family.
Taylor’s 16-year international career included 112 Tests, 236 ODIs, and 102 T20i games in which he played for New Zealand. With 8,607 runs, including 21 centuries and 51 fifties, he leads New Zealand in ODI runscoring history.