NZ's Jesse Ryder banned for a game over umpire abuse

Christchurch: Troubled New Zealand cricketer Jesse Ryder has been suspended for one match in his native country's domestic first-class competition.

Jesse Ryder. Pic/Getty Images
Jesse Ryder. Pic/Getty Images 

The 30-year-old was found guilty of abusing match officials after he was dismissed when playing a Plunket Shield match for Otago against Northern Districts last week.

The one-match ban effectively ends the domestic season for Ryder, whose suspension encompasses the final round game against Auckland next week. Ryder was already unavailable for this week's game against Canterbury as he is promoting and competing in a celebrity boxing fight on Saturday.

"That's my season done. I look back and my passion, frustration and want to win got the better of me," Ryder told yesterday. "I know it was the wrong thing to do, but at the time the game was in the balance and the form I was in I could have won us the game."

Despite his big-hitting ability, allrounder Ryder wasn't selected for New Zealand's World Cup squad because of previous indiscretions and an apparent inability to convince the selectors he was ready to return to the international game.

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