Jesse Ryder to miss NZ A tour; World Cup hopes dim

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Wellington, Nov 17: Jesse Ryder has withdrawn from the New Zealand A tour to the United Arab Emirates later this month, likely ending his bid to play at World Cup 2015.

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Ryder told New Zealand's selectors Monday he is unvailable for personal reasons for the A team's tour which involves two limited-overs matches against Ireland and others against the UAE and Afghanistan.

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New Zealand Cricket said in a statement it "respects Jesse's decision" to withdraw. The tour is part of the process which will lead to the December 8 announcement of New Zealand's preliminary World Cup squad.

Ryder yesterday failed to join his Otago provincial team on a flight to Christchurch for a domestic Twenty20 match, only advising team officials later of his unavailability.

AP

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