English Batsman Alex Hales banned for failing in the “Drug Test”. Accordingly, Alex Hales was in the provisional 15-man squad but it was not expected to this
According to a report of a local Newspaper, Alex Hales is currently serving a 21-day ban after returning a second positive test. But having pulled out of Nottinghamshire’s Royal London Cup campaign, shortly after the World Cup-19 squad announced, for undisclosed personal reasons.
Alex Hales and his crime
The drugs violation needs to have detected after Alex Hales underwent a routine hair follicle test. That was all professional men’s cricketers and centrally-contracted women’s players undergo at the start and finish of every season. The policy introduced in 2013 in the wake of the death of Surrey’s Tom Maynard and can detect banned substances in the system for up to three months.
It is shocking that another significant black mark for Alex Hales, who recently banned for six white-ball games (four of them suspended) and fined £17,500 by the ECB for his part in the Bristol brawl that led to Ben Stokes’ arrest and subsequent acquittal. England is not obliged to name their final World Cup-19 squad until May 23.
Offenses and their punishments
For a first offense that treated as a health and welfare issue. The players need advice and support with only the county director of cricket receiving notice.
A second violation can invoke a three-week ban and a 5 percent fine of the player’s annual salary. At which point the player’s county informed, as well as the ECB chief executive, Tom Harrison, and PCA chief executive, David Leatherdale as well.
A third offense, such as that committed by Durham’s Jack Burnham in 2017. Players can lead to dismissal – although, in Burnham’s case, the club chose instead to ban him for 12 months. And give him the chance to revive his career this year.
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Therefore, English Batsman Alex Hales banned for failing in the “Drug Test”. Hope he’ll return soon making himself more purified.