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