Jesse Ryder keeps place in Otago side

Last updated 13:42 12/02/2014
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DRINK PROBLEM: Jesse Ryder should have spent his formative years despatching bouncers rather than booze.

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Jesse Ryder will play for Otago in their next Plunket Shield game despite his latest off-field indiscretion.

CEO Ross Dykes and coach Vaughn Johnson met with Ryder this morning after his boozy night out with Doug Bracewell hit the headlines at the weekend.

"With the issue still being raw and in the public domain, it has been deemed sensible to let Jesse take some time to reflect on the past few days and look at his options going forward," Dykes said.

"He will be playing our next Plunket Shield match starting Sunday and will meet again with us, New Zealand Cricket Players Association and New Zealand Cricket representatives sometime next week.

"In the meantime neither Jesse nor Otago Cricket will be making any further comment. 

"As one of our contracted players, Jesse, will get full support from Otago Cricket and we are hopeful he has much to offer us and New Zealand Cricket in the future."

Ryder and Bracewell were both fined an undisclosed amount after accepting a charge of misconduct from New Zealand Cricket.

Ryder's long history of misbehaviour leaves his international future once again in doubt.

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