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    Ryder, Bracewell banned over drinking

    New Zealand Cricket said they will miss Saturday\'s third ODI against South Africa.

    Wellington: New Zealand has suspended batsman Jesse Ryder and fast bowler Doug Bracewell for breaching team rules on drinking alcohol.

    In a statement issued on Thursday, New Zealand Cricket said they will miss Saturday's third one-day international against South Africa because they drank at a Napier hotel following Wednesday's second one-dayer, breaching rules which prohibit injured players from drinking.

    Bracewell has a strained hamstring and Ryder a minor hand injury. The statement said the players also responded verbally to taunts from a member of the public.

    New Zealand team manager Mike Sadle said both players had apologized and "they know they have let down fans and teammates alike."