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New Zealand bowler Doug Bracewell blames dead parrot for drink driving

New Zealand bowler Doug Bracewell blames dead parrot for drink driving

He has a history of alcohol-fuelled incidents and was suspended for one Test in 2014 after going on a drinking spree with batsman Jesse Ryder, during which he broke a bone in his foot.

Injured Jesse Ryder ends Essex stay

Injured Jesse Ryder ends Essex stay

"Jesse Ryder has returned to New Zealand after it was mutually agreed his contract would come to an end early," Essex said in a statement.