This is not for the first time that sportsmen got arrested. Rather it happens oftenly. This the England star Ben Stokes was arrested on 25th of September (Monday).
Yes, England Cricket Board confirmed (ECB) this news on behalf of Ben Stokes. He was arrested because of his involvement in an incident in Bristol.
Ben Stokes had to spend the monday night in the Jail but later he was released. Although he spent a night behind the bars but he was released without any charge.
ECB told the media that Ben Stokes was in Police custody on monday and the England’s opener Alax Hales was helping the team with enquiries.
And ECB confirmed that the duo (Ben and Hales) will not be available for their 4th ODI vs West Indies. This incident occured after the 3rd ODI and Ben Stokes being the star all-rounder of England, did not expect this.
And do you know? Ben Stokes was picked up by the Cops in the year 2012 but it was not a serious issue (Just a night out).
In 2013, he got drunk and this made the management send him back from the tour. Obviously, like Umar Akmal he has also discipline issues (LOL).
This issue also put Hales in trouble as he was helping the Cops and Ben Stokes to sort out everything as soon as possible. This is the reason Ben and Hales, both were not present at training issue either.
“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,” he stated.
Also, He did not share ny details of the case but he said to mention all the details, “You will understand that we cannot offer further detail at this stage but will provide any updates when we can,” said Strauss.
Here is the official statement released by the management,
“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”.