11 Feb 2014

Ryder and Bracewell fined for night out

12:28 pm on 11 February 2014

Black Caps Jesse Ryder and Doug Bracewell have been fined for misconduct following a late night drinking last week.

The two squad members were out drinking until 3am the morning of the first cricket test against India in Auckand.

New Zealand Head of Cricket Operations Lindsay Crocker says the players have accepted a charge of misconduct and have been fined in line with the terms and conditions of their individual player agreements.

The amount of the fine remains confidential.

Crocker says by far the biggest consequence for the pair will be the damage caused to their relationship with the New Zealand selectors.

Ryder and Bracewell have already been removed from consideration for the Black Caps squad for the second Test against India in Wellington.