newscricket21 days 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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newscricket23 days 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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newscricketa month 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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newscricket9 months 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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featurecricket10 months 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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newscricket10 months 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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newscricket10 months 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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newscricket10 months ago

Hard to choose between Ben Stokes or Alex Hales for final T20, says Eoin Morgan

Eoin Morgan has revealed that the team management is faced with a tough decision over the inclusion of fit-again all rounder Ben Stokes ahead of the final T20 against India. Meanwhile, Alex Hales has admitted that his position in the team is not a given and he could be left out of the next game.
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newscricket10 months ago

India vs England | It's about finding best combination for the team ahead of World T20, says Eoin Morgan

England's limited-overs skipper Eoin Morgan has revealed that the ECB is yet to fix a concrete middle-order batting line-up ahead of the T20I World Cup to be held in Australia in 2020. Morgan also heaped praise on SRH batsman Alex Hales, whose unbeaten 58 helped level the series against India.
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newscricket10 months ago

India vs England | We did well to take target of 150 to last over, says Yuzvendra Chahal

Yuzvendra Chahal has stated that Indian bowlers did well to take the modest total 150 to the last over of the game, but insisted that Indian bowlers could have defended the total. He has also pointed out that wicket was helpful to medium pacers and ball didn’t come onto the bat quite easily.
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