Cricket Wellington code of conduct hearing to decide Ryder’s fate

Wellington: New Zealand batsman Jesse Ryder fate will be decided by the end of this week after his Cricket Wellington code of conduct hearing was finally convened last night, three months after an ugly clash between Ryder and Firebirds teammate Harry Boam.

Ryder, his manager, Aaron Klee, Naenae Old Boys vice-captain BJ Crook and New Zealand Cricket Players Association boss Heath Mills, fronted code of conduct commissioner John Greenwood over Ryder’s unacceptable behaviour charge.

It was laid after an incident report was filed by umpires Jeremy Busby and Stu Bullen following what witnesses described as an ugly clash between Ryder and Firebirds team-mate Harry Boam during a Pearce Cup match at Karori Park on March 31.

Cricket Wellington chief executive Peter Clinton and umpires chairman David Brandon were also present at the closed hearing, which lasted about an hour.

Crook attended in the absence of Naenae`s captain on the day, Marc Calkin, who is in Australia, reports a source.

The umpires’ report was tabled along with a statement from Boam, who is playing in England.

In Cricket Wellington`s handbook, under indicative tariffs, the entry point penalty for a player abusing another player is a suspension of three playing days.


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