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Alex Hales available for England selection after avoiding police charge

Alex Hales available for England selection after avoiding police charge

Hales has been cleared to play again after being cleared of any wrongdoing.

Hales was not arrested by police but was interviewed under caution.

Stokes and batsman Alex Hales were suspended indefinitely by England's cricket board after being involved in a street brawl in Bristol in late September.

This means that Hales could play for England with immediate effect but find himself suspended by the CDC at a later date.

Ben Stokes made his Canterbury debut on Sunday. Doing anything else would have risked potentially prejudicing the outcome of the ongoing police investigation.

The Daily Mail is reporting that barring a decision from prosecutors in the next couple of days "England are now minded to include both men" in their one-day squad.

He had been with all-rounder Ben Stokes, who was arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm.

The Cumbrian flew to New Zealand, the place of his birth, earlier in the week and signed as an overseas player for Canterbury on Thursday. "The independent Cricket Discipline Commission [CDC] has stayed the internal disciplinary process for both Alex Hales and Ben Stokes until the conclusion of any potential criminal proceedings relating to the incident". The ECB also granted Stokes a NOC to enable him to play in New Zealand's domestic competition.

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