Cricketer Hales available for selection after Bristol incident

Alex Hales is now available for selection again. Credit: PA

England batsman Alex Hales is available for selection after an incident outside a nightclub in Bristol in September.

Hales will not be facing criminal charges after being with Ben Stokes during an incident which saw Stokes arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm.

Hales, 28, was not arrested but was interviewed under caution by police and was not considered for selection.

He could still be punished by the English Cricket Board.

The ECB's internal disciplinary process will not get underway until any criminal proceedings against Stokes are concluded.