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Ben Stokes, Alex Hales to face disciplinary hearing by ECB committee

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Subhayan Chakraborty | Updated on: 09 Sep 2018, 12:53:47 PM
Ben Stokes, Alex Hales to face disciplinary hearing by ECB disciplinary committee  (Photo: Twitter)

New Delhi:

England all-rounder Ben Stokes is set to face a disciplinary hearing on December 5, after being cleared of affray charges at Bristol Crown Court in August. Reportedly, fellow English batsman Alex Hales will also face the hearing by England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) disciplinary committee for his role in a brawl that took place outside a Bristol club.

Ben Stokes and Alex Hales were involved in a brawl with two men outside a Bristol club which left both the person unconscious.

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Stokes was removed from his role of the vice-captain of England cricket team after a footage of the brawl surfaced and missed the Ashes series.

The 27-year-old missed the 2nd Test against India due to his hearing for affray after giving a match-winning performance at the Edgbaston Test.

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Both Stokes and Hales will face a two-day hearing by the ECB disciplinary commission, as per a leading British daily.

The duo is expected to face a lengthy suspension from the game for bringing the game into disrepute if the committee finds them guilty.

Stokes has represented England in 70 ODIs, 45 Tests, and 22 T20Is.

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First Published : 09 Sep 2018, 12:52:52 PM