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England cricket's drinking culture has never gone away but it might now be time to crack down - The Independent

Ever since details of the early-morning activities of Ben Stokes and Alex Hales in Bristol emerged earlier this week, the news cycle has taken on a life of its own. As well as Stokes and Hales, the England set-up has also taken a metaphorical kicking.and more »

Ben Stokes will be a big blow to Ashes squad - but England are not a one-man team -

The chances of him travelling to Australia for the ultimate honour and thrill of an Ashes Tour are mighty slim following his arrest on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm and a subsequent indefinite suspension by England. Stokes has been swamped by ...and more »

Who is Alex Hales? England cricketer banned indefinitely by the ECB after Bristol incident with Ben Stokes - The Independent

Ben Stokes has been banned from playing cricket for England until further notice after being recorded in a brawl on the streets of Bristol. The Durham all-rounder is being investigated by police for alleged actual bodily harm after a 27-year-old man ...and more »

England can win Ashes without Ben Stokes, says Moeen Ali - The Indian Express

Moeen Ali's performance with both bat and ball will be crucial for England, when their tour down under for the Ashes series in November. After scoring 252 and 109 runs in the home Test series against South Africa and West Indies, Moeen reckons he's ...and more »

Samit Patel is no Ben Stokes but the Nottinghamshire all-rounder is the right man to step up for the Ashes - Daily Mail

Ben Stokes is virtually irreplaceable. It's true that no team is a one-man band — and his absence in Australia does not mean England can't win the Ashes. But, assuming he doesn't make the trip, they will miss him badly. The bottom line is you can't ...and more »

Has Ben Stokes' late night out and arrest already lost England the Ashes? - The Guardian

Their nightmare week began last Sunday when, towards the fag-end of what has been the longest and busiest international summer and in keeping with the management's relaxed approach to post-match celebrations, members of the limited-overs squad ...and more »

'Naked selfie' heaps more shame on England cricket as man felled in Ben Stokes 'brawl' identified as former soldier -

English cricket was engulfed in more scandal as the fallout from a nightclub brawl continued to overshadow the team's performances on the field. With a police investigation ongoing into last weekend's fracas in Bristol, the sport's reputation was in ...and more »

Man floored by Ben Stokes in video is 'ex-squaddie who fought in Afghanistan' -

The man floored by England star Ben Stokes outside a Bristol nightclub is a former squaddie who served in Afghanistan. Twenty-six-year-old Ryan Hale, who lives with his mum in Bristol, left the army four years ago after a tour of Afghanistan with The ...and more »

Kevin Pietersen tells 'horrendous' England cricket team not to bother travelling Down Under for the Ashes - The Independent

Kevin Pietersen has described England's Ashes squad as “horrendous” and said the team “may as well not go” to Australia, as they seek to defend the Urn Down Under. England announced their 16-man squad to travel to Australia on Wednesday, with the ...and more »

Brexit reversal 'more likely than England winning the Ashes without Ben Stokes', claims Australia legend - Metro

England have been told their Ashes hopes will be left in tatters if Ben Stokes does not travel to Australia this winter. The dynamic all-rounder is a major doubt for the tour Down Under after being arrested following a brawl outside a nightclub in ...and more »