Cricket commentator Bryan Waddle says the shift is surprising but comprehensible as he tries to restore his life and cricketing future with hot deals.
Ryder was smashed at a Christchurch bar in March, with the contentious all-rounder forced to forego his Indian Premier League super deal and any national ambitions.
In an endeavour to re-energise his career; he's sure he desires a fresh start. Otago Cricket will verify the move later today.
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