22 Aug 2013

Ryder won't miss any cricket

6:39 am on 22 August 2013

The New Zealand cricketer Jesse Ryder won't miss any cricket as he serves a six-month suspension for a doping violation.

Ryder tested positive to two strains of a banned performance enhancing substance after a game for Wellington in March.

The Sports Tribunal of New Zealand says Ryder returned a postitive test after taking a dietary supplement, which didn't list any prohibited substances on its label.

Ryder's new team Otago will play in the Champions League in India in September, but he wasn't eligible to play for that in any case having moved from Wellington.

Ryder's ban runs through to October 19th and the domestic season is expected to start at the end of October.