An incident in Bristol involving Ben Stokes led to his arrest in early hours of Monday morning, Andrew Strauss, the ECB director of cricket, told reporters during a press conference today, confirming that the all-rounder as well as Alex Hales will miss the 4th ODI against West Indies at The Oval tomorrow.
“Stokes was arrested in the early hours of Monday morning, 25 September, following an incident in Bristol,” read an ECB statement. “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 inquiries. You will understand that we cannot offer further detail at this stage but will provide any updates when we can.”