New Zealand drop pair over late-night drinking antics

WELLINGTON, (Reuters) – Jesse Ryder and Doug Bracewell have been dropped from the New Zealand squad for the second test against India starting on Friday as punishment for going on a late-night drinking session on the eve of the first test in Auckland.

New Zealand coach Mike Hesson told reporters in Auckland yesterday that team officials had lost confidence in the pair and they would not be considered for the Wellington match, although Bracewell was already ruled out with a broken foot.

“We need to make sure that all our players prepare themselves accordingly for test cricket, and at the moment we don’t have confidence that that’s the case,” Hesson said of the visit to an Auckland bar until the early hours of Thursday.

“Both Jesse and Doug did not prepare themselves well for the test match and we’re certainly very disappointed about that.

“We’re dealing with grown men. If a player was to have a beer with their meal before a game, we don’t have an issue with that at all.

Comments  

Darren Bravo swats TKR to improbable win

Darren Bravo and Brendon McCullum swatted the Trinbago Knightriders to the most improbable victory over the St.

Kallicharan hundred keeps T&T unbeaten

BASSETERRE, St Kitts, CMC – Kirstan Kallicharan’s hundred kept Trinidad and Tobago unbeaten in the Regional Under-19 one-day championship here Tuesday, as they trounced Windward Islands by eight wickets.

Smith backs Tridents to turn season around

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – In-form opener Dwayne Smith believes Barbados Tridents has sufficient quality to turn their season around and reach the playoffs of the Caribbean Premier League.

IGG team departs today for Suriname

Guyana’s contingent of athletes and officials were scheduled to depart this morning for Suriname to compete in the 2017 edition of the Inter-Guiana Games (IGG).

Wayne Rooney announces end of England career

MANCHESTER, (Reuters) – Wayne Rooney announced his retirement from the England national team on Wednesday, ending a 14-year stint in which he became the country’s top goal scorer with 53 goals.

Your browser is out-of-date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly.

We built stabroeknews.com using new technology. This makes our website faster, more feature rich and easier to use for 95% of our readers.
Unfortunately, your browser does not support some of these technologies. Click the button below and choose a modern browser to receive our intended user experience.

Update my browser now

×