After reportedly beating up a man in Bristol in September, Englishmen Ben Stokes & Alex Hales won’t be allowed to travel with the rest of the England squad for the Ashes series in Australia. The England & Wales Cricket Board confirmed this after they both were suspended & made invalid for selection until further notice & investigation. However, both of these stars will remain on full pay from the board.
Stokes was arrested on 25th September at 2.35 AM local time after suspicion of injuring a 27-year old man who required medical attention. Hales was also present there but he wasn’t arrested. Both of these men escaped custody after they were released following investigation. Both will be re-interviewed for the investigational purposes/ Pacer Steven Finn has been added as a replacement that will travel with rest of the squad to Australia on 28th October. The series will begin in Brisbane on 23rd November.