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 newspaper which allegedly shows Stokes throwing punches at two men.
They will miss Friday’s final one-day international against West Indies at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton, and are subject to an ECB investigation.
But no timeframe has been given on their potential availability, with England due to play their first Test against Australia in Brisbane on 23 November.
“Each remains on full pay pending further ECB investigation and the ongoing police investigation into an incident in Bristol in the early hours of Monday September 25,” said the ECB in a statement.
“Andrew Strauss, director of England Cricket, will today refer the internal disciplinary procedure for these two players to the Cricket Discipline Commission, chaired by Tim O’Gorman.
“These decisions, fully supported by ECB chairman Colin Graves, were made following the release of footage viewed by ECB for the first time on Wednesday.”
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