Doug Bracewell was rushing home after hearing of death of pet parrot, his lawyer said.
Jesse Ryder was injured after an altercation outside a Christchurch pub in March 2013, spending six days in hospital before eventually resuming his cricket career seven months later.
Kevin Pietersen became the fastest batsman to reach 1,000 first-class runs for Surrey.
New Zealand cricketer Jesse Ryder was found guilty of abusing match officials during a Plunket Shield match for Otago against Northern Districts and has received a one-match suspension in domestic first-class competition.
Jesse Ryder had been in a medically induced coma for three days after the assault.
Jesse Ryder is regarded as one of the Black Caps' few match-winners but his career has been littered with alcohol-fuelled incidents and chief selector Bruce Edgar said New Zealand were not prepared to gamble on him for the tournament.
Jesse Ryder told New Zealand's selectors Monday he is unavailable for personal reasons for the A team's tour which involves two limited-overs matches against Ireland and others against the UAE and Afghanistan.
Jesse Ryder has had numerous off-field issues involving alcohol and has not played for New Zealand since February, when he went on a late-night drinking session in Auckland before the start of a Test series against India.
Jesse Ryder gave New Zealand cricket some selection headache as he slammed 136 runs from 57 balls for Otago against Ireland in a limited-overs match.
Corey Anderson broke Shahid Afridi's record of the fastest ODI ton by 1 ball as New Zealand crushed West Indies in the third ODI at Queenstown Events Centre.
Jesse Ryder last played for New Zealand in an ODI against South Africa in February 2012 after which he was censured for breaking team rules by drinking alcohol while injured.
Jesse Ryder suffered two niggling injuries while scoring his second consecutive first class century for Otago against Canterbury this week.
Jesse Ryder scored 117 off 164 balls playing for Otago away to his former side Wellington in a provincial championship match.
Ryder, who has endured a tumultuous year that included a drugs ban and a near-fatal beating, aims to return to the New Zealand side for upcoming home series against the West Indies and India.
Volts' semifinal chances now depend on the outcome of the final Group A match between Mumbai Indians and Perth Scorchers at Delhi today.
A triple-wicket maiden from the returning Rahul Shukla at the start of Otago's innings gave Rajasthan early control of the match, but they needed the continuing good form of Ajinkya Rahane (52 off 48) and the calm poise of Brad Hodge in the death overs (52 not out off 23) to pull them out of the woods.
After Rahul Shukla's fiery three-wicket haul, Ajinkya Rahane and Brad Hodge scored a fifty each to help Rajasthan Royals beat Otago Volts by four wickets at Jaipur and extend their winning run at home to 12 matches.
By finishing atop the table, Royals will not only avoid playing rampaging Chennai Super Kings in the semifinals but also they will get to play their last-four stage match at home, where they have an incredible 11-match winning streak.