Ryder faces disciplinary hearing after club game altercation

Updated: Apr 02, 2012, 11:06 AM IST

Wellington: Troubled New Zealand player Jesse Ryder`s attempt to return to cricket ahead of the IPL turned out to be a stormy affair as he got into an altercation with a rival player during a club game and was reported for indiscipline by the umpires.

"Jesse Ryder has been charged with breaching Cricket Wellington`s code of conduct, following an incident during a club match on Saturday," the media here reported.

Ryder, who will represent Pune Warriors during the IPL, was playing his first match after taking a sabbatical from the game due to his drinking problems. The altercation happened during an appearance for his Naenae Old Boys` club.

"Ryder reacted angrily to a comment made to him by Wellington team-mate Harry Boam, who was playing for Karori, and the pair had to be separated by umpire Stu Bullen," a report said. Ryder left for India today, a day later than originally scheduled.

"Bullen, and fellow umpire Jeremy Busby, filed their report from the Naenae-Karori match with Cricket Wellington this morning, in which they alleged that Ryder breached the players` code of conduct." "CW have reviewed the report and decided it did warrant a hearing. None has been scheduled yet, although it is expected one will take place this week. Ryder`s evidence can be heard in absentia," CW chief executive Peter Clinton was quoted as saying.