The Jesse Ryder chronicles took another twist and turn this week when the Otago batsmen missed a team flight to Christchurch.
He then turned down a plea from his team mates to make a later flight to Christchurch, citing personal reasons for missing the match, which is understood to be a relationship issue.
Before the missed flight, Ryder looked set to return to the international scene but his decision has almost certainly ruled him out of World Cup contention for the tournament in New Zealand and Australia in February-March.
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Nzherald.co.nz takes a look at Ryder's troubled timeline:
May 27, 2007 - Jesse Ryder, after taking up a professional post in Ireland, said he was "sick" of playing for New Zealand A, and that his domestic form showed he was deserving of a call-up to the Black Caps squad.
February 26, 2008 - Ryder, while celebrating the Black Caps' series win over England, broke the window of a locked toilet at a Christchurch bar, severing the tendons in his right hand to see him ruled him out of cricket for three months.
Ryder later abused hospital staff who tried to treat his injured hand before offering an apology and declaring he would stop drinking until he recovers from the surgery, while also giving thought to giving up drinking completely.
January 9, 2009 - Ryder is ruled out of the fourth ODI against West Indies after missing a team meeting and training session due to a late night drinking session.
January 14, 2009 - New Zealand Cricket confirm Ryder has sworn off alcohol.
January 18, 2009 - Ross Taylor offers his support of Ryder and says the Black Caps will do everything they can to help him overcome his problems with alcohol.
May 11, 2009 - Ryder's manager, Aaron Klee, says reports of his client having to be restrained by security guards in South Africa during the IPL, were "grossly exaggerated", but concedes the batsman had been drinking.
November 23, 2009 - New Zealand team manager David Currie denies any ill feelings toward Ryder after he had verbally abused Currie in the Black Caps' dressing room after a Champions Trophy match against Sri Lanka.
August 7, 2010 - Ryder, out of the New Zealand side because of an elbow injury, is fined for "intoxicated and rowdy" behaviour at a hotel during an indoor cricket tournament.
August 8, 2010 - Ryder admits he feared for his career when NZC were investigating his transgressions.
March , 2012 - Ryder and Black Caps teammate Doug Bracewell are dropped after they broke team protocol following the second ODI against South Africa in Napier. The pair, who were both nursing injuries, had visited a bar and got into an argument with a patron, when NZC protocol stated injured players were not permitted to consume alcohol.
March 2, 2012 - Black Caps coach John Wright admits Ryder was on thin ice following the incident at the Napier bar which subsequently led him being dropped from the side.
March 8, 2012 -
Ryder declares he will take an indefinite break from the game to work on personal issues after his being dropped from the Black Caps.
March 29, 2012 - Ryder announces he will play in the IPL, with his decision having the support of his manager Klee and clinical psychologist Karen Nimmo.
April 25, 2012 - NZC chief says it would be unlikely for Ryder to be considered for a central contract, or for the June tour of West Indies.
June 2, 2012 - Black Caps captain Brendan McCullum, while calling Ryder's talent "unquestionable" said he would have to re-earn respect within the New Zealand team and prove his commitment once he is ready to make his international return.
July 1, 2012 - Ryder insists he had done nothing wrong and says he was "hung out to dry" when he was dropped from the national side following the Napier incident.
November 3, 2012 - Ryder returns to first-class cricket with scores of 117 and 174 that set up a five-wicket win for Wellington, but finds himself cited for a breach of the players' code of conduct.
November 9, 2012 - Ryder is fined $750 for showing dissent towards the umpires during a Plunket Shield match for Wellington against Central Districts in Napier in late October.
March 27, 2013 - Ryder is hospitalised and placed in an induced coma after being assaulted twice outside a Christchurch bar. Having sustained a fractured skull, which police believed to have been caused by the second attack, he was taken into intensive care.
April 3, 2013 - Ryder is discharged from hospital and returns to Wellington.
August 20, 2013 - Ryder is banned for six months after failing a routine drug test while playing a Ford Trophy match for Wellington in March. He will be available to play after October 19, once the retrospective penalty ends.
November 15, 2014 - Ryder misses the Otago team's flight to Christchurch and then turns down a plea from his team mates to make a later flight, citing personal reasons - understood to be a relationship issue - for missing their last Georgie Pie Super Smash game the following day.
November 17, 2014 - Ryder withdraws from the New Zealand A tour to the United Arab Emirates.
November 19. 2014 - Ryder is back in the Otago side for today's T20 game against Canterbury.