Jeetan Patel, Daniel Vettori apologise for drinking session

New Zealand pair Jeetan Patel and Daniel Vettori apologise for their actions during a night out in Queenstown.

New Zealand duo Daniel Vettori and Jeetan Patel have apologised for their behaviour on a night out in Queenstown.

Patel suffered an injury during the evening, preventing him from playing for New Zealand XI in the remainder of their four-day match against England, which had begun on the same day.

A statement from New Zealand Cricket said: "NZC understands that Jeetan Patel was refused entry to a bar in Queenstown.

"He subsequently fell and hit his head. Patel returned to the team hotel, felt unwell and took himself to A and E."

Patel said: "I am sorry for my behaviour that evening and I accept that it was totally inappropriate for me to be out drinking during a match where I was representing my country."

Vettori added: "My behaviour was completely unprofessional in going out, and I should have spent time with Jeetan in another way."

Spinner Vettori had already been ruled out of the Test series due to injury.

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