newscricket7 days ago

"I had let down my family, friends, team-mates down" - Alex Hales issues apology post drug ban

English batsman Alex Hales has issued a heartfelt apology to his team-mates as he missed out on a World Cup berth after testing positive for a drug. Hales, who was initially named in England's 15-man squad, was later withdrawn after returning two positive tests for the usage of recreational drugs.
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newscricket2 months ago

ICC World cup 2019 | Alex Hales targets World T20 next year for England comeback

After being axed from the England World cup squad, Alex Hales is determined to make a national comeback and targets World T20 next year on the back of some scintillating performances in T20 leagues. Hales missed out on the World Cup spot after the failed the second recreational drug test.
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newscricket2 months ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | Liam Dawson to replace Joe Denly in England’s 15-man squad

Left-arm spinner Liam Dawson, who had last played an ODI in October 2018, is set to be named in England’s 15-member squad for the World Cup and will replace Joe Denly. Dawson has 18 wickets and 271 runs to his name in the nine Royal London One-Day Cup matches for Hampshire.
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newscricket3 months ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | ECB drop Alex Hales from all England squads after second drug offense

England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have dropped Alex Hales from all England squads, including the World Cup preliminary squad, in the wake of his 21-day ban for using recreational drugs. ECB released a statement saying the decision was taken by England selectors, headed by Ed Smith.
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newscricket3 months ago

ECB hand three-week ban to Alex Hales for recreational drugs use

Alex Hales, who made himself unavailable for his county just seven days ago for "personal reasons", has been banned for 21 days for recreational drug use by the England and Wales Cricket Board. The ECB have refused to release an official statement on the matter, stating confidentiality.
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newscricket3 months ago

Alex Hales’ England stint in danger as he misses county selections for personal reasons

Alex Hales, who has a white ball contract with Nottinghamshire has seemingly missed the club's Royal London Cup opening match against Lancashire due to personal reasons. Hales, who has been named in the 15-man England squad for the upcoming World Cup, is a backup for frontline openers.
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newscricketa year ago

India vs England | Missing last winter’s Ashes in Australia is punishment enough for Ben Stokes, says Michael Vaughan

Former England captain Michael Vaughan has stated that English cricketer Ben Stokes has been punished enough over the last 11 months since a late-night excursion in Bristol. He added that Stokes’ exclusion from the English side during last winter’s Ashes in Australia was a substantial punishment.
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featurecricketa year ago

England in ODIs vs England in T20Is - A contradictory tale

It is a common tradition in most of the cricket venues to showcase posters of various cricketers in different corners of the office and Vidarbha Cricket Association is not an exception. A city of rich heritage and culture, Nagpur has always been a delight for any journalist covering a match there.
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newscricketa year ago

India vs England | Alex Hales ruled out of ODI series due to side strain

England batsman Alex Hales has been ruled out of the three-match ODI series after he suffered a side strain during the net practice sessions ahead of the first ODI match against India. Hales will be replaced by Middlesex batsman, David Malan, for the two remaining games of the ODI series.
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newscricketa year ago

England vs India | Alex Hales ruled out of first ODI; David Malan called up as replacement

Alex Hales suffered a side injury during net practice ahead of the first ODI against India and was subsequently ruled out of the first match while he will be monitored on a day-to-do basis for this series. Middlesex batsman, David Malan, was called up as cover for Hales for the upcoming matches.
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