Troubled New Zealand player Jesse Ryder's attempt to return to cricket ahead of the IPL turned out to be a stormy affair as he got into an altercation with a rival player during a club game and was reported for indiscipline.
"Jesse Ryder has been charged with breaching Cricket Wellington's code of conduct, following an incident during a club match on Saturday," the media here reported.
Ryder, who will represent Pune Warriors in the IPL, was playing his first match after taking a sabbatical from the game due to his drinking problems.
The altercation happened during an appearance for his Naenae Old Boys' club.
"Ryder reacted angrily to a comment made to him by Wellington team-mate Harry Boam, who was playing for Karori, and the pair had to be separated by umpire Stu Bullen," a report said.
Ryder left for India on Monday, a day later than originally scheduled.
HC allows KKR to use microphones
Kolkata: Calcutta High Court on Monday granted permission to use microphones during IPL matches at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata Knight Riders' home ground. However, the sound must be within 90 decibel.
Injured Mukund out for two games
Chennai: Even as the team was tuning up for IPL 5 beginning at the M A Chidambaram stadium here, defending champions Chennai Super Kings suffered a blow as their new opening batsman this season Abhinav Mukund can't take the field till the third match. Mukund had to open the innings in the absence of Mike Hussey.
Abhinav was ruled out of action for ten days after he twisted his left ankle during a fielding practice session last evening.
CSK will take on Mumbai Indians in the inaugural match on Wednesday.
No secret tactic to victory: Gilly
Mohali: Kings XI Punjab captain-cum-coach, Adam Gilchrist, said there is no "secret tactic" to victory, but added they have a balanced squad that is capable of beating the best.
"We necessarily don't have big list of names that match up with some other franchisees, but we have a balanced squad," Gilchrist said.
KXIP may have not won a title so far, but the Aussie insisted they were not going too much into the history.