Apr 082013

Former Black Cap cricketer Dion Nash is headed for the dentist after what is understood to be another bar room incident involving a high profile sportsman.

Auckland businessman Nash, 42, was involved in what his wife, Bernice Mene called “a bit of rough and tumble”.

It has been only two weeks since Black Cap Jesse Ryder wound up in intensive care after an alleged assault in a Christchurch bar.

Nash did not want to talk when contacted by Fairfax Media today.

He confirmed a “tooth problem” but would not elaborate, saying his health was a private matter.

While the bar was understood to be in Tauranga, police there said they were unaware of any incident involving Nash. 

A fast medium bowler who took 93 test wickets, Nash went on to become a national selector. He also works as a cricket commentator.

Last year he launched a men’s skincare range, called Triumph & Disaster in a nod to a famous Rudyard Kipling excerpt near the players’ entrance to Wimbledon’s centre court.

He captained New Zealand in 1999 when regular captain Stephen Fleming was injured, playing 32 tests and 81 one-dayers in an international career of nearly a decade.

His most spectacular moment came when he took 11 wickets and scored a half-century at Lord’s in 1994.

Back injuries curtailed his career.

– © Fairfax NZ News

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