NZ Cricket has confirmed the Hawke’s Bay District Association will hold an emergency meeting on Monday to discuss a serious complaint stemming from a schoolboy cricket match.
On Saturday, a Twenty20 game between Napier Tech Old Boys and a visiting team representing Auckland's Western Districts School Children’s Cricket Association had to be abandoned, after an alleged incident late in the match.
NZ Cricket has confirmed the nature of the incident at Hastings' Cornwall Park.
"NZC has been made aware of a serious complaint made by a team competing in a Y11-13 tournament at Cornwall Park, Hastings late last week," NZC tells Newshub.
"The complaint involves racial vilification, and homophobic and sexist slurs.
"The Hawke's Bay District Association have called an emergency meeting this evening to discuss the complaint and the process for dealing with it. NZC will await the details from this meeting before commenting further."
Hawke's Bay Cricket Association chief executive Craig Findlay told Hawke's Bay Today that the match ended because of a misunderstanding.
"HB Cricket are aware of what happened and are dealing with it accordingly, and at this stage aren't in a position to comment,'' Findlay says.