England all-rounder Stokes jersey in danger of missing Ashes tour

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Ben Stokes and Alex Hales, two of England’s leading cricketers, have been stood Albert McClellan Youth Jersey down from international duty indefinitely pending the outcome of a police investigation into an altercation that took place during the early hours of Monday morning in Bristol.This move to make the pair unavailable for selection was made by the England and Wales Cricket Board on Thursday afternoon in response to footage published by the Sun the previous evening which purported to be of the incident. It places Stokes, the vice-captain of the Test team, in danger of missing the Ashes tour to Australia that departs at the end of next month.
Stokes, 26, was arrested at 2.35am in the Clifton area of the city on Monday on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm – a 27-year-old man was left needing treatment for a facial injury in Bristol Royal Infirmary – and he was released later that day under investigation. Stokes is now due to be reinterviewed under caution by Avon and Somerset police in the next week.Hales, who was present at the time of the incident but not arrested, is also due to be interviewed by detectives, having previously returned to Bristol on Tuesday morning to help with enquiries. The two team-mates had been out drinking after England’s 124-run win in their third one-day international against West http://www.baltimoreravensauthorizedstore.com/alex-lewis-jersey-elite Indies in the city on the Sunday.
The news of Stokes’s arrest broke on Tuesday, the day when England’s selectors sat down to pick their squad for the five-Test series in Australia that starts in Brisbane on 23 November. The all-rounder, who suffered a broken right little finger in the incident, was subsequently named in the touring party and retained in his position as vice-captain.Both of those decisions were made by the ECB pending the outcome of police investigations and their own internal disciplinary inquiry. But after Wednesday’s fourth one-day international at the Oval – a match Stokes and Hales sat out – a video purporting to be of the incident was published by the Sun and forced the governing body to act again.
Both Stokes and Hales are understood to maintain that the altercation started when they saw two gay men being abused and decided to come to their defence.In a statement issued on Thursday afternoon, the ECB announced both players will now be unavailable for international selection until Brandon Scherff Youth Jersey further notice on full pay, with Andrew Strauss, England’s team director and a former Test captain himself, referring their internal case to the sport’s Cricket Discipline Commission.It read: “Ben Stokes and Alex Hales will not be considered for selection for England international matches until further notice. Each remains on full pay pending further ECB investigation and the ongoing police investigation into an incident in Bristol in the early hours of Monday 25 September.”
The governing body notably did not use the word suspension regarding the two players, with the move effectively a holding position while the legal case runs its course. In practical terms, it sees Hales out of Friday’s final final match of the season against West Indies at Hampshire’s Ageas Bowl, a match Stokes would have missed through his hand injury.Hales, an http://www.washingtonredskinsauthorizedstore.com/brian-quick-jersey opening batsman for Nottinghamshire, is not part of England’s Test squad and will be available to take up a contract in South Africa’s Twenty20 league from November. But Stokes’s next cricket is the Ashes tour that departs on 28 October, the warm-up matches for which begin the week after the squad’s arrival in Perth, and his participation remains in jeopardy.
As things stand, Stokes is out of the series in what would be a major blow for England’s chances. Joe Root’s side currently hold the Ashes having beaten Australia 3-2 at home in 2015. On Wednesday Strauss refused to rule out stripping Stokes of the vice-captaincy, a position he assumed in February this year.Since his debut during the 2013-14 Ashes tour to Australia, Stokes has risen to become one of the most highly-rated all-round cricketers in the world, scoring six Test Ravens Jersey centuries Ravens Authentic Jersey and Redskins Jersey claiming Redskins Authentic Jersey 95 wickets from 39 caps, as well as being the England team’s most dynamic fielder.His all-action style has also attracted suitors in the Twenty20 cricket tournaments around the globe.


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