Jesse Ryder fights teammate Doug Bracewell in New Zealand bar

Jesse Ryder and Doug Bracewell have been dropped from the second Test vs India as both cricketers were involved in a brawl in a bar - injuring each other - before the start of the Auckland Test. While Ryder has a hand injury, Bracewell broke his foot.

updated: February 10, 2014 12:50 IST
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Wellington: Facing investigation for a scuffle at an Auckland bar, New Zealand's temperamental batsman Jesse Ryder and medium-pacer Doug Bracewell will not be considered for the second cricket Test against India starting here on February 14. (Jesse Ryder and Doug Bracewell suspended)

The two players got injured after a physical altercation with each other at an Auckland bar before the first Test against India which the home team won by 40 runs on Sunday. Both have reportedly admitted to being at the scene of incident.

Ryder, who has a history of alcohol-related misdemeanours, and Bracewell are currently being investigated for the brawl. (Ryder and Bracewell investigated by New Zealand Cricket)

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