Ben Stokes And Alex Hales Dropped By England After Bristol Incident


Stokes, 26, was arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm and video footage emerged that allegedly showed him in a brawl on Monday.

Hales missed Wednesday's game after voluntarily returning to Bristol to assist police investigations.

After being taken in by police on Monday, he was released with no charge, but he allegedly suffered a fractured hand in the incident. Stokes, who has been suspended by the European Central Bank along with teammate Alex Hales, is allegedly seen in a footage knocking a fellow reveller to the floor with a single punch.

But the fight may have been in response to homophobes engaging in verbal abuse with two gay men according to Piers Morgan.

Their decision came after former England captain and now director of cricket Andrew Strauss cautioned players over their behaviour off the pitch. "A tour of Australia is the ultimate test for our squad, " national selector James Whitaker said.

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"Ben Stokes and Alex Hales will not be considered for selection for England worldwide matches until further notice", an European Central Bank statement said.

Although some figures in the European Central Bank are understood to have some sympathy for Stokes' actions, if the circumstances he has described are accurate, the fact that the two men have yet to come forward despite blanket media coverage of the incident will be a major concern to the player.

A new controversy has landed England cricket team vice-captain Ben Stokes in further trouble, after he was seen trying to imitate English TV personality and model Katie Price's disabled son. That followed England's win in the third ODI in the southwest city on Sunday. He along with Alex Hales have been suspended by European Central Bank and this has also put the star all-rounder's Ashes place in doubt. They are adults and they have to take responsibility.

"Knowing him a little bit, as I do, I would have no problems about him going over there and still being able to perform and having a massive impact for that England team".

The Durham all-rounder was dropped for Wednesday's fourth one-day global against West Indies at The Oval after being arrested early on Monday in Bristol following England's win in the third ODI in the southwest city on Sunday.