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    Official statement on Ben Stokes and Alex Hales

    Stokes and Hales will not be available for Wednesday's ODI against West Indies at the Oval

    Ben Stokes and Alex Hales will not be available for tomorrow’s One-Day International match against West Indies at The Oval.

    Stokes was arrested in the early hours of Monday morning, 25 September, following an incident in Bristol.

    He was held overnight and released under investigation – without charge – late on Monday and will not join the team in London.

    Hales, who was with Stokes on Sunday night, did not train this morning and has returned voluntarily to Bristol today to help Police with their enquiries.

    You will understand that we cannot offer further detail at this stage but will provide any updates when we can.

    Andrew Strauss reads out ECB statement on Ben Stokes and Alex Hales

    Stokes and Hales will miss the last two ODIs against West Indies

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