Jesse Ryder has been suspended from Otago's final game in the Plunket Shield after he admitted to a breach of New Zealand Cricket's Code of Conduct. Ryder was charged with "serious dissent, including the use of offensive language" following his dismissal against Northern Districts on March 21.

Ryder was given caught by Anton Devcich off Ish Sodhi for 25 by umpire Gary Baxter in Otago's second innings, and reported that he was heard cursing the decision repeatedly as he waked off Seddon Park.

Otago are presently fourth in the Plunket Shield, and play their last game against Auckland from April 1 to 4.