Troublesome New Zealand cricketers Jesse Ryder and Doug Bracewell are out of the second Test against India, coach Mike Hesson said Monday, as details emerged of a late-night drinking spree.
The pair have admitted drinking in a bar just hours before the start of the first Test last week, amid reports they were also involved in a scuffle, with Bracewell now nursing an injured hand and broken foot.
CCTV footage has also been released showing Ryder, who has a history of alcohol-fuelled incidents, needing assistance to get into a taxi at 3:00am after the one-day match against India in Auckland last month.
The drinking sessions have infuriated the rest of the New Zealand team as they overshadow media coverage of their dramatic 40-run win in the first Test with a day to spare.
"The fact that we won a Test match yesterday and the fact that the first few questions are based around off-field incidents is clearly an extreme disappointment for the team," Hesson told a press conference.