LONDON: Ben Stokes won’t be thought-about for England worldwide matches “till additional discover” after a video emerged apparently displaying him preventing outdoors a nightclub, the England and Wales Cricket Board stated on Thursday.
Test vice-captain Stokes was included in England’s Ashes squad introduced on Wednesday, regardless of injuring his hand within the incident that led to his arrest on suspicion of inflicting precise bodily hurt.
The 26-yr-previous Durham all-rounder was launched with out cost on Monday however stays beneath investigation.The Solar newspaper revealed the footage from outdoors a nightclub within the southwest metropolis of Bristol late on Wednesday.
Opening batsman Alex Hales, who was with Stokes late on Sunday after enjoying alongside him throughout England’s win over West Indies within the third One-day Worldwide, has additionally been suspended from worldwide choice.
“Ben Stokes and Alex Hales won’t be thought-about for choice for England worldwide matches till additional discover,” stated an ECB assertion.“Every stays on full pay pending additional ECB investigation and the continued police investigation into an incident in Bristol within the early hours of Monday 25 September.
“Andrew Strauss, director of England cricket, will immediately refer the interior disciplinary process for these two gamers to the Cricket Self-discipline Fee, chaired by Tim O’Gorman.”The assertion added: “These selections, absolutely 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.”Neither Hales nor Stokes have been chosen for Wednesday’s six-run win over West Indies within the fourth One-day Worldwide at The Oval.
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