CRICKET dangerous boy Alex Hales is at present banned from enjoying having been caught utilizing leisure medicine for the second time in his profession.
England star Hales is hoping to play a serious function for the nationwide group of their bid to win the World Cup this summer time.
However the 30-year-old is at present suspended having examined constructive to be used of leisure medicine earlier this yr.
Hales was final week named in England’s preliminary squad for the World Cup and the batsman has the flexibility to be a serious star within the match.
However he missed the beginning of the county season along with his aspect Nottinghamshire, who final week introduced he had “made himself unavailable for choice for private causes”.
No date was set for his return, however the Guardian have revealed the participant is definitely serving a 21-day suspension for his offence.
However regardless of not being allowed to play the sport, it’s nonetheless anticipated that Hales will hyperlink up with the remainder of the England squad for a coaching camp in Cardiff this weekend.
It’s disappointing information for a participant who has courted controversy up to now along with his antics off the sphere.
Solely final yr he was suspended and fined after he and England team-mate Ben Stokes had been concerned in a brawl on the street outdoors a Bristol nightclub in 2017 after they had been on worldwide obligation.
Each skilled cricket within the nation have their hair follicles examined at first of every season in an effort to detect any substances which may keep within the physique for as much as three months.
In issues of leisure drug use, an preliminary hostile discovering normally falls below the class of well being and wellbeing inside the sport.
In these circumstances the Skilled Cricketers’ Affiliation will get concerned to assist present training and rehabilitation help.
When a second offence happens, a participant is hit with a three-week ban and likewise fined 5 per cent of their annual wage.
Hales, dumped by his girlfriend of three-years final month for dishonest, is centrally contracted with the ECB, so after a second violation it’s then that English cricket bosses are advised.
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But only after a third offence can the central contract be ripped up, with the violation triggering an automatic 12-month ban.
Hales is believed to be serving his suspension in time to be available for England’s first match of the season against Ireland on May 3.
That match would be vital to his chances of forcing his way back into the First XI ahead of the World Cup, having dropped down the pecking order following his ban last year.