Cricket: Ryder has 'positive meeting' with Black Caps

Jesse Ryder played the last of his 18 tests in the historic victory over Australia in Hobart in 2011. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)
Jesse Ryder played the last of his 18 tests in the historic victory over Australia in Hobart in 2011. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)
New Zealand Cricket confirmed Jesse Ryder will not return to the international scene for the upcoming England tour of New Zealand.

Black Caps coach Mike Hesson and manager Mike Sandle met Ryder and his manager Aaron Klee today, along with New Zealand Cricket Players' Association chief executive Heath Mills. All parties described it as a very positive meeting.

Sandle said NZC supported Ryder's decision to focus on his personal goals rather than playing in the ANZ International Series against England starting next week.

"Today's meeting was part of ongoing communication with Jesse and we will continue to keep in touch with him and offer support and assistance," Sandle said.

Ryder hasn't played for New Zealand since last February's second one-day international against South Africa in Napier but he previously said he couldn't be ruled out of a return this summer.

Ryder played the last of his 18 tests in the historic victory over Australia in Hobart in 2011.

Sandle said Ryder's plans and goals were thoroughly discussed and it was agreed that he would continue with his personal plan.

"New Zealand Cricket wants to continue to support Jesse and we are happy with the positive progress he has made to date."

Ryder will continue to play Plunket Shield cricket for Wellington.