New Zealand cricketer Jesse Ryder is in intensive care at a Christchurch hospital after being bashed outside a bar in the early hours of the morning.
Police are investigating the incident and can only confirm that it is Ryder and that he is in hospital. There are witnesses stating Jesse was shirtless with numerous men kicking and punching him outside Aikman’s Bar.
Ryder has a history of breaching codes of conduct, mainly alcohol-related occurrences.
Jesse was scheduled to fly out to India in the next few days to compete in the IPL for the Delhi Daredevils. Ryder’s contract is reportedly worth US $260,000.