New Zealand opening batsman Jesse Ryder has been fined 15 percent of his match fee after he reacted to being dismissed in his side's ICC Champions Trophy match against Sri Lanka by hitting and breaking a chair with his bat.
Ryder had made 74 in 58 balls having suffered a groin strain early in his innings and batted with a runner and his fine came for breaching Level 1.2 of the ICC Code of Conduct.
"This sort of behaviour is entirely inappropriate for any player," match referee Javagal Srinath said. "It is understandable that Jesse felt disappointment following his dismissal, especially given the fact that he had sustained an injury during his innings and knew that he would probably be out of action for a considerable time as a result.
"But he must maintain a certain level of self-control and clearly Jesse's actions went beyond what would be deemed acceptable. That said, he pleaded guilty to the offence, apologised at the hearing and this was his first offence as far as the ICC Code of Conduct is concerned so the fine is at the lower end of the scale."
The charge against the player was brought by third umpire Simon Taufel and fourth umpire Aleem Dar.
New Zealand play England in their final group game on Tuesday 29th September and New Zealand have confirmed that Ryder is out of the tournament and they have asked for Aaron Redmond to be given permission to replace him in their squad.
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