Ryder in trouble again, fined by Cricket NZ
Wellington: Jesse Ryder has been fined by New Zealand Cricket after admitting to drunken behavior, the latest disciplinary lapse for the talented but often wayward opening batsman.
Ryder admitted his drunk and noisy behavior drew complaints from guests at a hotel at which he was staying during an indoor cricket tournament. New Zealand Cricket would not say when or where when the incident occurred.
General manager of cricket Geoff Allott said Ryder had brought the matter to New Zealand Cricket`s attention and admitted his role in it. He said NZC was extremely disappointed at the "breach of trust and protocol" by Ryder who has previously admitted problems with alcohol.
Ryder has been involved in a series of disciplinary incidents early in his career.
In February 2008, he suffered serious cuts to his hand after breaking a window to gain entry to a hotel toilet.
The following year he missed a team meeting and was unable to train after what was described as "a late-night drinking session," during a home one-day series against the West Indies. He was dropped from the New Zealand team for the fourth match of that series.
At the Champions Trophy in South Africa later the same year he abused team manager Dave Currie when he was reprimanded for hitting a chair after his dismissal against Sri Lanka. He was again sanctioned for misconduct, though the penalty was not revealed.
"We have seen some positive progress from Jesse in recent times, which make this incident even more disappointing," Allott said.
Ryder has been sidelined by a series of injuries over the past year and has struggled to regain fitness and form. In a statement today he said he regretted his latest lapse.
"I accept that being intoxicated and rowdy during the night put me in a position where I put New Zealand Cricket and my own reputation at risk, and I accept this is not tolerable," he said.