Hales cleared for Eng­land se­lec­tion again

Nottingham Post - - SPORT -

ALEX Hales and Ben Stokes re­main el­i­gi­ble for Eng­land se­lec­tion fol­low­ing the out­come of a dis­ci­plinary hear­ing into their roles in a fight out­side a Bris­tol night­club in 2017.

All-rounder Stokes, who was cleared of af­fray in Au­gust, was handed an eight-match Eng­land ban by the Cricket Dis­ci­pline Com­mis­sion Dis­ci­plinary Panel but those games are deemed to have been served.

Not­ting­hamshire bats­man Hales was given a six-match white-ball ban, with two al­ready served and four sus­pended.

Stokes was fined a to­tal of £30,000, while Hales was fined £17,500, £10,000 of which is sus­pended.

Hales said: “I am re­lieved to­day’s de­ci­sion by the CDC means this chap­ter is now closed and I can move on with my ca­reer.

“There is no doubt I fell be­low the high stan­dards ex­pected of an in­ter­na­tional sports­man and that was the rea­son for my de­ci­sion to ad­mit the charges and ac­cept the pun­ish­ment handed down.”

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