Injured New Zealand hero Ryder ruled out and fined

JOHANNESBURG - Injured New Zealand batting hero Jesse Ryder was ruled out of the Champions Trophy and fined for smashing a chair as a triumph over Sri Lanka Sunday turned sour.

By (AFP)

Published: Mon 28 Sep 2009, 12:29 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 8:49 AM

Ryder scored 74 in a 38-run victory while struggling with a pulled hamstring and a team spokesman said he would play no further role for the Black Caps, who have already lost bowler Jacob Oram to injury.

An International Cricket Council (ICC) statement said the opening batsman, whose runs contributed to a total of 315-7 off 50 overs, struck a chair with his bat and broke it when walking to the pavilion.

Ryder will be fined 15 percent of his match fee for breaching the ICC code of conduct after apologising for his behaviour soon after the match at the Wanderers ended.

New Zealand complete their Group B schedule Tuesday against England at the same venue and will be guaranteed a place in the knockout phase of the four-million-dollar competition if they win.

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