Fine sours comeback for New Zealand’s Ryder



AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE

Published — Saturday 10 November 2012

Last update 10 November 2012 12:28 am

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WELLINGTON: Troubled New Zealand batsman Jesse Ryder was fined for using offensive language Friday, taking the gloss off a dazzling return to first-class cricket as he strives to revive his international career.
Ryder, a raw talent whose record has been marred by a string of disciplinary lapses, announced he was taking a break from cricket earlier this year to work on “personal issues” after being dropped from the Black Caps.
He made a confident return to the crease in his comeback match for Wellington against Central Districts last week, scoring 117 in the first innings and 174 in the second.
But New Zealand Cricket said Friday that he had been fined NZ$750 ($610) for using offensive and insulting language during the match. It did not detail the offense, which reports said arose from frustration at an lbw decision.
Ryder has been consulting a psychologist as he seeks to get his career back on track and New Zealand officials have said the door remains open for an international return if he can improve his behavior.
After his latest citing, Ryder’s manager Aaron Klee told the Dominion Post newspaper that the batsman was “an emotional individual” who needed to be cut some slack.
“People have to accept Jesse isn’t going to be a saint,” Klee said.
“He is doing a lot of good things. You are going to get brilliant performances and you are going to get road bumps.”

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