ABC News Australia – England all-rounder Ben Stokes and batsman Alex Hales will appear before a disciplinary hearing in December after being charged with bringing the game into disrepute for a fracas outside a Bristol nightclub a year ago.

Summary

  • England all-rounder Ben Stokes and batsman Alex Hales will appear before a disciplinary hearing in December after being charged with bringing the game into disrepute for a fracas outside a Bristol nightclub a year ago.
  • The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said in a statement that both were required to attend a panel hearing of the independent Cricket Discipline Commission (CDC) in London on December 5 and 7.
  • The timing allows both men, who have resumed their international careers, to be available for England’s tour of Sri Lanka in October and November.
  • Stokes and Hales were referred to the CDC by the ECB’s director of cricket Andrew Strauss a year ago but the hearing was put on hold while Stokes faced criminal charges ensuing from the street brawl in Bristol last September.
  • Stokes’s lawyer Paul Lunt said after the verdict that the case had cost Stokes the England vice-captaincy, his place on an Ashes tour to Australia last winter and in other England matches.


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