English opener Alex Hales dropped from England’s squad for being Ban issue, the England and Wales Cricket Board confirmed on Monday, 29 April.
Alex Hales dropped from England’s squad
Alex Hales has also withdrawn for the one-off One Day International against Ireland. He was ready to be in Malahide on Friday, and the subsequent limited-overs series against Pakistan. The decision from the ECB comes after reports that Alex Hales tested positive for a recreational drug test. Then ECB handed a 21-day ban for the second such offense.
Hard hitter, Alex Hales has represented England in 70 ODIs on a strike rate of 95.72. Despite he has been successful at the top order position but was seen as a back-up opener for the World Cup-19. He has six ODI centuries, only nine players have more for England. And his high score of 171 runs just nine short of the 180 Jason Roy scored against Australia in January 2018. That is the highest individual score by an English batsman in ODIs.
Ashley Giles, the ECB managing director of me
Ashley Giles, the ECB managing director of men’s cricket, “We have thought long and hard about this decision. We have worked hard to create the right environment around the England team and need to consider what is in the best interests of the team, to ensure they are free from any distractions and able to focus on being successful on the pitch.”
Then added too, “I want to make it clear this is not the end of Alex’s career as an England player. The ECB and the PCA will continue to aid Alex and work alongside his county club Nottinghamshire to give him the support he needs, to help him fulfill his potential as a professional cricketer.”
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Therefore, English opener Alex Hales dropped from England’s squad for being Ban issue, the England and Wales Cricket Board confirmed on Monday, 29 April.