Alex Hales available for England selection after avoiding police charge

Alex Hales available for England selection after avoiding police charge

Alex Hales available for England selection after avoiding police charge

The Daily Mail is reporting that barring a decision from prosecutors in the next couple of days "England are now minded to include both men" in their one-day squad.

Alex Hales will once again be considered for England selection, the European Central Bank confirmed on Monday (December 4), following his involvement in the violent incident outside a Bristol nightclub in September which also involved Ben Stokes.

Suspended cricketer Ben Stokes will soon learn if he will rejoin the England team, for their looming ODI series in Australia.

He was brought back for a second four-over stint in the 19th and while he conceded just 15 runs, Rob Nicol managed to hit for six.

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

Whether Stokes will face criminal charges remains unknown.

England play Australia in a five-match limited overs series starting on January 14.

Ben Stokes endured an underwhelming return to the cricket field as he struggled with bat and ball in Canterbury's defeat to Otago in New Zealand's 50-over Ford Trophy.

The Cumbrian flew to New Zealand, the place of his birth, earlier in the week and signed as an overseas player for Canterbury on Thursday.

England hierarchy have said they will reassess their status once prosecutors announce whether they will be charged.

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