England all-around sensation, Ben Stokes has been arrested after the incident that took place in Bristol nightclub. The England ODI vice-captain along with the squad opener, Alex Hales will miss the fourth ODI of the series played between England and West Indies.
Nightclub Fight out:
After winning the third ODI of their bilateral series against West Indies, Ben Stokes and his contemporaries decided to rejoice their victory. At 2:35 a.m., it was alleged that the all-rounder caused bodily harm to a 27-year old man. The latter suffered facial injuries, who was then rushed to Bristol Royal Infirmary for treatment.
— Andrew Miller (@miller_cricket) September 26, 2017
Ben Stokes had been arrested and released without charge but remains under investigation. Alex Hales wasn’t a part of this fight out but had to drop out of the upcoming ODI to help the Bristol police with their investigation.
England Skipper talks about the issue:
England ODI skipper, Eoin Morgan has the job finalizing the replacements for Ben Stokes and Alex Hales. Upon being asked on this issue on Monday, he said
It has been a bit of a distraction but ultimately this game is about winning the series. Two positions are up for grabs and we will think about that today and make a decision tomorrow morning. We feel we have a strong enough squad to be able to select from in order to fill that hole.
Ben Stokes has always been an aggressive cricketer on the field. Though regarded as one of best all-rounders, he has indulged himself in sledging. His control over temper could be one of the reasons for this incident. Yet again, he is still under suspicion and there are chances that he might not be guilty. Hope, this issue resolves soon and we get to see the all-rounder and Alex Hales back in action for the last ODI.