Ryder faces charge of dissent for outburst

Jesse Ryder. Photo / John Velvin - PhotoSport NZ
Jesse Ryder. Photo / John Velvin - PhotoSport NZ

Black Caps wannabe Jesse Ryder has added an unwanted entry into his cricket scorebook.

The former international has faced a charge of dissent after an outburst in Wellington club cricket, Fairfax reports. The hearing was held last week but a decision has yet to be released.

Ryder's latest scuffle with officialdom began when Ryder had an lbw appeal turned down when he was bowling for Petone-Eastbourne against Karori on February 24. Ryder then apparently voiced his displeasure at the decision.

Former international umpire Evan Watkin, who turned down the appeal, and his fellow umpire filed a post-match report and Ryder was changed with dissent.

Wellington cricket CEO Peter Clinton confirmed to Fairfax a hearing was held although Ryder did not appear.

"There was a code of conduct hearing last week and we are awaiting the commissioner's written decision on that. Till such time as we receive that, we're not going to make any comment," Clinton said.

The recommended penalty for a level one offence like dissent is a $200 fine which is bumped up to $500 at level two.

The 31-year-old Ryder admitted to a breach of the NZC code of conduct last year and was suspended for dissent and offensive language.

In 2012 he was reprimanded for poor behaviour in a club game and also has a history of alcohol-related issues.

While Ryder has a strong test average and has indicated to NZ coach Mike Hesson he wants to return to the side, the coach is believed to be very guarded about that possibility.

Ryder's latest skirmish will have reinforced Hesson's stance as he looks to select younger players who embrace the team standards he wants.

- NZ Herald

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