Ben Stokes set to be withdrawn from England ODI squad

Ben Stokes set to be withdrawn from England ODI squad

Ben Stokes set to be withdrawn from England ODI squad

After the European Central Bank placed a ban on Stokes for the assault in Bristol, he was unable to turn out for the Ashes squad and has seen his time with England severely limited. Ben Stokes played for Rising Pune Supergiant in 2017 after signing a huge deal.

It means Stokes could find himself as one of the highest paid players in the IPL while still being unable to take part in worldwide cricket.

The ECB said he would not travel with the group of players leaving for Australia on Tuesday and his availability will depend on Crown Prosecution Service advice.

The case also led to the suspension of the pair indefinitely by the European Central Bank.

England all rounder Ben Stokes has been replaced by Dawid Malan in England's one-day worldwide squad to face Australia in January - and been given permission by the European Central Bank to play in the IPL.

Although named in the Ashes and ODI squads, he was told he would not be selected until the issue was resolved.

The all-rounder remains in limbo due to the delay on a decision on whether or not he'll be charged in the Bristol incident in September, which led to his arrest for allegedly inflicting bodily harm on a man.

Malan is uncapped in ODI cricket but made a fine impression on his Twenty20 debut last summer and has since gone on to establish himself in England's Test team - including with a maiden century in the third Ashes Test in Perth.

Press Association Sport understands that, with Eoin Morgan's white-ball specialists set to fly to Australia imminently for a series which starts on January 14, the England and Wales Cricket Board will announce middle-order batsman Malan's inclusion instead within the next 24 hours.

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