Cricket

NZ cricketer drives home drunk because of dead parrot

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) Black Caps cricketer Doug Bracewell has pleaded guilty to a third charge of driving under the influence of alcohol and told a New Zealand court he was hurrying to console his partner over a dead parrot.

Bracewell, 27, was ordered to perform 100 hours of community work after being convicted on Thursday by a court at Masterton of driving while having a blood alcohol reading more than three times the legal limit.

The New Zealand fast bowler was previously convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol in 2008 and 2010.

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