Ben Stokes to miss fourth ODI against the West Indies after arrest in Bristol.

Ben Stokes to miss fourth ODI against the West Indies after arrest in Bristol.

Following a nasty incident, which left another man needing hospital treatment for facial injuries. the Englishman was under custody. The fiasco went down at the city's Mbargo club around  02:35 BST.

Ben Stokes England’s premier all-rounder is notably the most destructive batsman in the game. The flame-haired gentleman, or we think so, takes the responsible role of Vice-captain in the test format.

Generally we consider Cricket as a gentleman’s game but recent incidents say otherwise.

Following a nasty incident, which left another man needing hospital treatment for facial injuries. the Englishman was under custody. The fiasco went down at the city’s Mbargo club around  02:35 BST.

Meanwhile, England took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the five-match series after winning the third game by 124 runs in Bristol on Sunday. The second game was washed out. Ben Stokes who made a crucial 73, stayed overnight after the team’s victory in the third ODI.

Ben Stokes will not be available for England’s fourth one-day international against West Indies on Wednesday, the England and Wales Cricket Board has announced. Team-mate Alex Hales, who was with Stokes, will also miss the match and is in Bristol to help police.

Ahead of the all important Ashes, England are due to name their squad on Wednesday for the tour of Australia.

Director of cricket Andrew Strauss clears that consideration will be on the basis of Cricket only.

“Selectors have been instructed to select the Ashes squad based on form and fitness as they normally would do,” said England director of cricket Andrew Strauss.

England ODI captain Eoin Morgan told BBC Sport: “It has been a little bit of a distraction. As a group we are strong at sticking together and working well as a team. It has the potential to affect the game but not letting that happen is something we will strive to do.

“Jason Roy will definitely come in and play and we will make a final call on the other decision in the morning. We will look to bring others up as cover as well.”

This results in the inclusion of Kent batsman and wicket-keeper Sam Billings, for the upcoming encounter against the visitors.

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