The England and Wales Cricket Board said on Monday that all-rounder Ben Stokes was arrested after an incident in Bristol, and that’s why he could not play in the fourth ODI of the current series against the West Indies. The ECB said in the statement, “Stokes was arrested on Monday morning but he released him without any allegation.” According to the ECB, Alex Hales, the team’s second player along with Stokes, was also present. In the case of police investigation, both of them have gone to Bristol on Tuesday.
The statement said that Stokes and Hales will not play against the West Indies in the one-day match at the Oval on Wednesday. Let us tell you that Ben Stokes played a magnificent innings of 73 runs in 63 balls in ODIs in Bristol on Sunday. In this match England defeated the West Indies by 124 runs and made an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the series. Significantly, England’s selectors are going to select the team for the tour of Australia.
Ben Stokes was the most expensive cricketer in the IPL 2017. He was bought by Rising Pune Superjents for 14.5 million rupees. Please tell that Ben Stokes was arrested earlier in 2012 and later the police had given him a warning. In the year 2013, he was sent back home from England tour on charges of drinking liquor late at night.