BEN STOKES was banned indefinitely from the England cricket workforce in September, however much less well-known is opening batsman Alex Hales, who was additionally handed a ban.
Stokes was filmed throwing quite a few punches throughout a surprising road brawl in Bristol, with Hales accompanying him on the night time out.
Who’s Alex Hales?
Alex Hales was born in Hillingdon and rose to nationwide prominence when he hit 55 off an over (three no-balls, eight sixes, one 4) in a T20 Idol recreation at Lords, regardless of being registered as a quick bowler.
A transfer to Nottinghamshire quickly adopted in 2008, with 2017 apparently being the opener’s finest season with the county.
Hales produced one of many all-time nice county cricket shows with the Outlaws, hitting 187 to down Surrey within the One-Day Cup closing.
He then helped Notts to the home double as they beat Birmingham Bears within the T20 Blast closing.
With England, Hales holds the report for highest ever rating by an England ODI batsman.
He hit an unbeaten 171 towards Pakistan on his dwelling floor, Trent Bridge, in 2016.
Why was Alex Hales banned from the England workforce?
The ECB didn’t go into specifics as to why Hales joined Ben Stokes in being suspended indefinitely.
An announcement from English cricket’s governing physique merely stated: “Ben Stokes and Alex Hales is not going to be thought of for choice for England worldwide matches till additional discover.
“Every stays on full pay pending additional ECB investigation and the on going Police investigation into an incident in Bristol within the early hours of Monday 25 September.
“Andrew Strauss, Director of England Cricket, will at the moment refer the inner disciplinary process for these two gamers to the Cricket Self-discipline Fee, chaired by Tim O’Gorman.
“These selections, totally supported by ECB Chairman Colin Graves, have been made following the discharge of footage seen by ECB for the primary time on Wednesday night time.”
Was Alex Hales arrested following the road brawl in Bristol?
Alex Hales accompanied Ben Stokes voluntarily to the police station to offer proof following the battle.
Hales was not arrested by Somerset and Avon police in relation to the incident.
Is Alex Hales nonetheless banned from the England workforce?
Hales has had his suspension lifted after the police confirmed he’s not being investigated in reference to the Bristol road brawl.
An ECB assertion stated:
“Alex Hales will now be thought of for England choice, following affirmation that he’s not a suspect in relation to an incident in Bristol in September.
“The ECB Board has convened by way of convention name to make the choice after being knowledgeable that Hales is deemed a witness and can face no costs.
“The unbiased Cricket Self-discipline Fee [CDC] has stayed the inner disciplinary course of for each Alex Hales and Ben Stokes till the conclusion of any potential felony proceedings referring to the incident.
“Gamers, England Selectors and the England administration workforce have all been knowledgeable.
“ECB has additionally authorised a proper request for a ‘No Objection Certificates’ [NOC] to permit Hales to play within the inaugural T10 Cricket League in Dubai from December 21-24.”
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