Canberra Times – Ben Stokes has been included in England’s ODI squad for the series that follows the Ashes but the all-rounder is still sweating on a decision from prosecutors.

Summary

  • Ben Stokes has been included in England’s ODI squad for the series that follows the Ashes but the all-rounder is still sweating on a decision from prosecutors.
  • Stokes, who last Sunday started playing cricket with New Zealand team Canterbury, remains unavailable for internationals but was named in a 16-man squad announced on Thursday.
  • The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is waiting to learn if he faces charges for a brawl outside a Bristol club that left another man with a fractured eye socket.
  • The ECB reaffirmed on Thursday it will not settle on any form of punishment – nor contemplate Stokes’ return – until he is either charged or cleared over the Bristol brawl that left another man with a fractured eye socket.
  • Alex Hales, who was stood down by England’s board after being with Stokes during the incident in Bristol, will not face charges and has also been included in the ODI squad.


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