Ben Stokes out cheaply on debut for Canterbury

  • Ben Stokes out cheaply on debut for Canterbury

Ben Stokes out cheaply on debut for Canterbury

Hales has been cleared by police of any charges relating to the brawl in Bristol.

Hales was not arrested by police but was interviewed under caution.

The ban on Stokes and Hales applies only to England matches, with Stokes returning to competitive cricket in New Zealand last Sunday.

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.

Stokes came in at 2/5 and departed with Canterbury in disarray at 3/8 in the fourth over after chopping on.

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.

England all-rounder Ben Stokes was bowled for just two when he made his debut for Canterbury on Saturday.

Stokes, 26, had been training on his own while England set off to Australia and will stay match-fit by playing for Canterbury in New Zealand, where he was born.

The Daily Mail is reporting that Stokes might be provisionally included in England's one-day squad which is expected to be announced at the end of the second Ashes test, which sped along in Adelaide on Monday as the hosts struggled under the lights with the bat in the second innings.

The pair were suspended by the European Central Bank from worldwide cricket until further notice.

"The ECB Board has convened via conference call to make the decision after being informed that Hales is deemed a witness and will face no charges", a statement read.

The ECB also confirmed Hales will be available to play in the inaugural 10-over-a-side competition in Dubai, between December 21 and 24.