Stokes & Hales fined over fight – but will not miss further England games

Neither Ben Stokes or Alex Hales will miss any further England matches as a result of their part in a fight outside a Bristol nightclub in September.

Both men faced England and Wales Cricket Board charges over that incident and social media posts, but the subsequent bans were adjudged to be either suspended or already served.

All-rounder Stokes has been fined a total of £30,000 and batsman Hales £17,500, £10,000 of which is suspended.

Stokes was cleared of affray in August.

Hales did not face criminal charges.

Stokes, 27, missed five months of England games, including the Ashes, after the incident in September 2017.

During that time, batsman Hales, who is not part of the Test side, effectively only missed two one-day internationals.

Hales played limited-overs cricket for England in January, while Stokes, who was made unavailable for the tour of Australia, returned for England’s trip to New Zealand that followed.

Both men have been consistently involved in the England team since, though Stokes did miss the second Test against India while he stood trial.

More to follow.

Ben Stokes & Alex Hales fined over Bristol fight

Neither Ben Stokes or Alex Hales will miss any further England matches as a result of their part in a fight outside a Bristol nightclub in September. Both men faced England and Wales Cricket Board charges over that incident and social media posts, but the subsequent bans were adjudged to be either suspended or already served.

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