Recently retired Test batter and former captain Ross Taylor says in an autobiography released on Thursday (August 11) said that he experienced racism during his 16-year career in New Zealand cricket. Taylor, who is of Samoan heritage, describes racist locker room "banter" and casually racist comments from some New Zealand team officials. “Cricket in New Zealand is a pretty white sport,” Taylor writes in his book, entitled ‘Black & White’. “In all probability a (white New Zealander) listening to those sorts of comments would think Oh, that's okay, it’s just a bit of banter’,” Taylor said. Taylor said former coach Mike Hesson, who guided the New Zealand men’s team for six years from 2012, once told him my cleaner’s Samoan.
Source: Stuff August 11, 2022 05:06 UTC