England players unhappy with Alex Hales following controversial Ben Stokes incident

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So for anyone who has not been keeping their eye on the news recently, England cricketer and vice-captain Ben Stokes was involved in an incident on a night out in Bristol and was subsequently arrested for causing actual bodily harm (ABH).  

Stokes is a highly appreciated player in the England set-up, both by coaches and by his teammates. At only 24-years-old, experts of the game feel he could mature into one of the best all-rounders in the world.

However, players who have worked with Stokes have been talking about the incident recently and commented on the fact that the fiery Durham star does not shy away from a potential conflict.

CCTV footage has since emerged which appears to Stokes stepping in between teammate Alex Hales and the man involved.  

Most would think a night in the cells and a potential criminal conviction would be a serious matter, something worthy of telling the ECB's Director about. But apparently not for Alex Hales.  

As the other person involved in the incident it would most likely have been his responsibility to tell Andrew Strauss, the ECB's Director. But he did not do this, according to The Mirror.  

Instead Hales returned back to the hotel in which the team had been staying, only to leave before the incident had even been resolved.  

Reports have said that Hales actually travelled 120 miles to Hertfordshire, only to play a round of golf. 

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Understandably, this has not sat well with his England team-mates, who were 'amazed' the Nottinghamshire batsman didn't stick around to offer more support the morning after.

It's a topic which will continue to divide fans up and down the country but former England captain Michael Vaughan has stressed that some players need to be managed better away from the crease.


“Unfortunately, in this England set-up, there are two or three people who need to be managed a little more carefully than others," he said.

“It is about knowing personalities. England know Ben Stokes has been in scrapes before. When you put Alex Hales in the mix as well, it is arguably the worst combination of an England pair you could have out in the early hours of the morning." 

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