Jesse Ryder dropped from New Zealand Test squad, being probed for drinking before match

Jesse Ryder has been out of form and, reportedly, drinking hours before 1st Test against India was not going to help his case. Has now been omitted for the second Test.

updated: February 11, 2014 14:32 IST
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Wellington: Troubled batsman Jesse Ryder has been dropped from New Zealand's squad for the second Test against India as New Zealand Cricket probes his involvement in late night drinking.

Ryder and fast bowler Doug Bracewell, who were both members of the first-Test squad, were reported to have been drinking at Auckland bars in the early hours of Thursday morning on the first day of the Test match.

Bracewell arrived at Eden Park for the opening day with a broken bone in his foot and the cause of the injury occurred has yet to be explained. He has also been omitted from the second test squad on fitness grounds.

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