WELLINGTON - Troubled cricketer Jesse Ryder's bid to regain a place in the New Zealand team suffered a setback when he pulled out of an A squad tour to Dubai, citing personal reasons. The withdrawal follows his absence from a provincial match over the weekend. The explosive batsman's career is littered with alcohol-fuelled incidents and his selection for the New Zealand A tour was seen as a test of his commitment before the World Cup. New Zealand selector Bruce Edgar announced Ryder's decision but made no comment on his future.