Ross Taylor sparks Racism debate in New Zealand Cricket

Former New Zealand skipper Ross Taylor has allegedly reported that he suffered racism during the time of his international career with New Zealand Cricket.


Taylor, who retired from international cricket in April after a 16-year long career, pressed on a number of controversial subjects during his time with New Zealand in his autobiography entitled “Black and White” released on Thursday (August 11). 

One of the most highlighted issues that Taylor addressed in his book was related to Racism.

The retired Kiwi legend described racist locker room "banter" and casually racist comments from some New Zealand team officials.

The 38-year-old endured racially barbed comments from teammates, but does not specify at what level of the game in New Zealand.

Taylor accuses teammates for Racism

“Cricket in New Zealand is a pretty white sport. For much of my career, I’ve been an anomaly, a brown face in a vanilla line-up. That has its challenges, many of which aren’t readily apparent to your teammates or the cricketing public. In many ways, dressing-room banter is the barometer. A teammate used to tell me ‘you’re half a good guy Ross but which half is good? You don’t know what I’m referring to.’ I was pretty sure I did," 

"NZC deplores racism, is a staunch supporter of the NZ Human Rights Commission's 'Give Nothing to Racism' campaign, and is deeply disappointed Ross has been exposed to this type of behaviour. We'll definitely reach out to Ross to discuss the matter," 

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