New Zealand Cricket (NZC) will investigate reports that Test squad members Doug Bracewell and Jesse Ryder were out the night before the first Test against India.

Kiwi manager Mike Sandle said he was disappointed by what he understood to have occurred on Wednesday night.

“Their behaviour is totally unacceptable the night before a match. We trust the players to make good decisions and the pair have breached this trust.” Mr. Sandle said. He revealed he had spoken to both players and they confirmed they had been out at a bar until the early hours of Thursday morning.

Both players had earlier missed out on the playing XI for the Test and returned to their Plunket Shield sides. Bracewell currently has a foot injury and is not playing for his Plunket Shield side, the Central Stags. The cause of that injury is still to be determined but rumours suggest it could be related to the incident in the bar.

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