New Zealand Cricketer Ryder Fails Drug Test

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Reuters
New Zealand batsman Jesse Ryder has been suspended for six months for failing a doping test, New Zealand's Sports Tribunal said on Tuesday.

New Zealand batsman Jesse Ryder has been suspended for six months for failing a doping test, New Zealand's Sports Tribunal said on Tuesday.

"The Sports Tribunal has suspended cricketer Jesse Ryder for six months for an anti-doping violation," the statement on the tribunal's website (www.sportstribunal.org.nz/) said.

New Zealand media reports said the 29-year-old had tested positive to banned subtances after playing a match with provincial side Wellington Firebirds earlier this year.

"Beware of supplements is the clear message which athletes must take from the case of cricketer Jesse Ryder," Drug Free Sport New Zealand CEO Graeme Steel said in a statement.