Ryder Dropped After Late Night Drinking Session
New Zealand batsman Jesse Ryder has been fined and dropped from the One Day International squad after he missed a training session and a team meeting following a late night drinking session.
Mathew Sinclair has been drafted into the squad as his replacement.
"We are all disappointed that this has happened," New Zealand Cricket (NZC) chief executive Justin Vaughan said in a statement.
"Since February last year, we have witnessed encouraging signs from Jesse both on and off the park. These vast improvements meant Jesse was recently given more latitude in his personal decision making.
"In hindsight, this was premature. However while it is a drinking-related issue, it does not compare with last February in its severity."
Ryder received counselling after an incident in a nightclub following a One Day International against England eariler in the year.
"I thought I had reached the point where I could control my drinking better, but that is obviously not the case," Ryder added.
"I am only now starting to appreciate the size of the challenge that I face.
"I am totally committed to overcoming this problem and understand I will have to work even harder with the support group around me."
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