New Zealand batsman Jesse Ryder has been banned for 6 months after failing a drug test in March. The troublesome batsman will be available to play again after October 19, once the retrospective penalty ends. Ryder underwent a routine drug test while playing a ford trophy match for wellington on March 24.
Ryder who tested positive for PBA and Debea was informed of the result on April 12 and attended a hearing before the New Zealand sports tribunal earlier this month where the ban was handed down. Ryder will not contest the decision of the tribunal.