Alex Hales: England batsman not charged by police and available for selection

Tricia Pearson
December 6, 2017

Hales has been cleared to play again after being cleared of any wrongdoing.

Both Hales and Stokes have not been considered for worldwide selection since September 25 - although they have remained on full pay - whilst the police investigation is ongoing.

England's Alex Hales plays a shot during the third one day worldwide cricket match played between England and the West Indies at the Brightside Ground in Bristol on September 24, 2017.

The ECB Cricket Disciplinary Committee will only discuss the actions of both players when news of Stokes's charge comes through.

Ben Stokes made his Canterbury debut on Sunday.

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What stance O'Gorman and the Commission may take on Hales's role is unknown although the 28-year-old has already missed two ODIs against Windies in September which the CDC could retrospectively consider as part of any potential suspension.

Stokes was arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm and Avon and Somerset Police confirmed last week that they were awaiting advice from the Crown Prosecution Service on whether to press charges.

England are now 1-0 down in the series.

The Black Caps, Australia and England contest a trans-Tasman Twenty20 Tri-Series in February before England then tour New Zealand to play five ODIs and two tests.

The ECB has also cleared Hales to play in the inaugural T10 Cricket League in Dubai this month.

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