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Jesse Ryder and Doug Bracewell have been reprimanded by BLACKCAPS team management for unacceptable behaviour following the third One Day International in Napier.
They went out after the match, breaking team protocols and as a consequence have compromised their preparation and neither player can be considered for the next match.
Team protocols dictate that players who are rehabilitating from injury should not consume alcohol and unfortunately both players went to a Napier hotel following the conclusion of the match.
Doug Bracewell was receiving treatment for a tight hamstring and Jesse Ryder split webbing in his hand during match in Napier. Also, while at the hotel both players verbally reacted to taunts from a member for the public.
BLACKCAPS Team Manager Mike Sandle said he was disappointed with the behaviour displayed by the pair and felt the breach was serious enough to issue the players with a reprimand whilst reminding them of their responsibilities to the team.
"We have high expectations for all of our players both on and off the field and everyone is aware of the conduct expected of them and how to best prepare for international cricket.
"Further to the issue of breaking team protocols related to their preparation we are disappointed they become involved in a verbal argument with a patron. Despite the fact that the players were goaded, and they didn't allow the situation to escalate past a short exchange of words, we expect players to walk away.
"Both players have apologised for their actions and said they fully understood the consequences. They know they have let down fans and team mates alike."
The selectors will announce any new members to the squad tomorrow.