Cricket: Ryder found guilty of dissent

By Jimmy Ellingham

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

Former Black Cap Jesse Ryder's pockets are $500 lighter after he let his frustrations with an umpire get the better of him.

Wellington Cricket today confirmed the punishment handed down on the attacking left-hand batsman over an incident in a club match in the capital last month.

Cricket Wellington chief executive Peter Clinton said Ryder was found guilty of dissenting an umpire's decision and fined $500.

After a hearing last week, a commissioner released his decision this week.

The offence was at level two, which is on a scale between less serious level one and more serious level four offences.

Mr Clinton said Cricket Wellington did not publicly release the written decision.

"That's been our process. We retain the decision for use by other commissioners and New Zealand Cricket, if they need it, and the parties themselves.?

"The incident arose in a club Twenty20 semifinal when Ryder was bowling for Petone-Eastbourne, against Karori.

An LBW appeal was turned down by former international umpire Evan Watkin and Ryder made his displeasure at the decision clear.

After the match, the umpires filed a formal report about the incident. This led to the disciplinary action.Ryder last played for New Zealand in early 2014.

A night's drinking before a test match cost him his place in the squad after a history of ill-discipline.

Ryder has since reportedly expressed an interest in playing international cricket again after solid performances in England.

Ryder, having been axed from the international level following a number of behavioural breaches, has in recent weeks approached senior Black Caps and team management asking for another chance.

- NZ Herald

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