Kiwi batsman Ryder in hot water again

Published: Monday, May 11, 2009, 14:52 [IST]
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 Ryder in hot water again

Cape Town (South Africa): New Zealand cricket star Jesse Ryder is reportedly in hot water again, this time for an alleged off-field incident in South Africa where he is playing in the rich IPL.

According to Stuff.co.nz, Radio Sport and NewstalkZB reported that Ryder had to be restrained by security guards.

Ryder is playing for the Royal Challengers Bangalore team on a deal worth 160, 000 dollars.

His latest alleged indiscretion led his mentor and Newstalk ZB host Murray Deaker to issue the following statement: "Jesse''s had over a hundred days of sobriety and has made enormous progress during that time, on and off the field. Now for that to continue he needs support and moves have already been made to assist him to get back on top."

Ryder has had a difficult time in the IPL which has been switched to South Africa because of security fears in India. He has scored just 34 runs and had two ducks with a top score of 32, averaging 8.50 with a strike rate of 117.24.

A useful bowler he has picked up three wickets.


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