Ben Stokes: England cricketer arrested after Bristol nightclub incident

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –England all-rounder Ben Stokes was arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm after a nightclub incident in Bristol early on Monday.

He will not be available for England’s fourth one-day international against West Indies on Wednesday, the England and Wales Cricket Board has announced.

Team-mate Alex Hales, who was with Stokes, will also miss the match and has returned to Bristol to help police.

Stokes was held overnight after the team’s victory in the third ODI.

The team went 2-0 up in the best-of-five series with a 124-run victory on Sunday, in which Stokes made 73.

The 26-year-old Test vice-captain was arrested after an incident at about 02:35 BST at the city’s Mbargo club which left another man needing hospital treatment for facial injuries.

England are due to name their squad on Wednesday for the Ashes tour of Australia.


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