NZC says 'troublesome' Ryder, Bracewell will pay 'biggest price' with selectors
New Zealand Cricket (NZC) has warned cricketers Jesse Ryder and Doug Bracewell that they will pay the biggest price of the drunken night-out with the selectors.
Ryder and Bracewell were fined an undisclosed amount after 'the squad members were out drinking until the early morning of the first Test against India in Auckland', according to an NZC statement, which added that the players had accepted the charge of misconduct.
According to Stuff.co.nz, however, both Ryder and Bracewell's names will be absent when the squad for the second Test against India in Wellington is named, and the statement said that the biggest consequence for the pair would be the damage caused to their relationship with the New Zealand selectors.
Cricket operations boss Lindsay Crocker said that the selectors place great emphasis on qualities such as personal responsibility, trustworthiness and dependability and will continue to do so with their encouragement, adding that all players in contention need to satisfy the selectors of their commitment to prepare carefully for international fixtures.
The report mentioned that Ryder's name is also almost certain to be missing from New Zealand's 15-man squad for the World Twenty20, which has been pushed back to the Sunday deadline after the latest drama.
Bracewell is back home in Napier nursing a broken bone in his foot, which occurred during their night out, the report added.
(Posted on 11-02-2014)
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