Ben Stokes and Alex Hales dropped by England after Bristol incident



Video footage shows a man swinging punches towards two other men

Ben Stokes and Alex Hales will not be considered by England for international cricket until further notice after the pair were involved in an incident near a Bristol nightclub.

Stokes, 26, is said to be “fragile and devastated” after he was arrested by police.

Video footage allegedly shows him in a brawl in the early hours of Monday.

On Wednesday, Test vice-captain Stokes was named in England’s squad for the Ashes tour of Australia this winter.

He was arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm and released without charge but remains under investigation while Hales, 28, returned voluntarily to Bristol on Tuesday to provide further evidence about the incident.

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced it will not consider selecting them, after the governing body saw footage published by The Sun