England have dropped Ben Stokes and Alex Hales from their aspect to play West Indies within the fourth one-day worldwide at The Oval on Wednesday following Stokes’s arrest, the England and Wales Cricket Board introduced Tuesday.
The duo have been made unavailable after key all-rounder Stokes, 26, was arrested in Bristol within the early hours of Monday morning following England’s 124-run win within the third ODI within the southwest metropolis on Sunday.
Hales, 28 was with Stokes when the incident occurred within the Clifton district of Bristol on Sunday night time.
The Oval match takes place simply hours after England are resulting from unveil their squad for the Ashes tour of Australia on the south London floor earlier on Wednesday.
“Ben Stokes and Alex Hales won’t be obtainable for tomorrow’s one-day Worldwide match towards West Indies at The Oval,” ECB director of England cricket Andrew Strauss stated whereas studying out a board assertion to reporters at The Oval on Tuesday.
“Stokes was arrested within the early hours of Monday morning, 25 September, following an incident in Bristol,” the previous England captain added as he continued to learn out the assertion.
“He was held in a single day and launched beneath investigation — with out cost — late on Monday and won’t be a part of the staff in London.
“Hales, who was with Stokes on Sunday night time, didn’t practice this (Tuesday) morning and has returned voluntarily to Bristol immediately to assist police with their enquiries.
“You’ll perceive that we can’t supply additional element at this stage however will present any updates once we can.”
Strauss confirmed that each Durham star Stokes — a Test common — and Nottinghamshire batsman Hales, a fringe candidate, shall be thought-about for the Ashes squad on cricketing grounds alone by the England selectors at this stage.
In the meantime a press release issued by Avon and Somerset police stated: “We have been referred to as to a dysfunction in Queens Street, Clifton, at round 2:35am on Monday.
“A 27-yr-previous man was discovered to have suffered facial accidents and was taken to the Bristol Royal Infirmary for remedy.
“A 26-yr-previous man was arrested on suspicion of inflicting precise bodily hurt and has since been launched beneath investigation.
The police assertion requested anybody who was within the Clifton Triangle space within the early hours of Monday “who noticed any a part of this incident” to contact them.
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