Wellington: New Zealand's temperamental batsman Jesse Ryder and medium-pacer Doug Bracewell have been fined an undisclosed amount by the country's cricket board for a late-night drinking binge ahead of the opening Test against India at Auckland. (Ryder fights teammate Bracewell in Auckland)
The two cricketers, who had reportedly got into a physical altercation with each other at an Auckland bar during the night out, were dropped from the second match by coach Mike Hesson recently. (Ryder dropped from New Zealand Test squad)
Bracewell, who is nursing a broken bone in his foot, has flown back to Napier.