England drop Ben Stokes after assault arrest

Britain all-rounder Ben Stokes has been arrested on doubt of causing genuine real mischief in Bristol and dropped for Wednesday’s fourth one-day international against West Indies. He 26-year-old Durham star was arrested from the get-go Monday in the Clifton district of the city and discharged under scrutiny without charge — the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) reported Tuesday.

Both Stokes and England opening batsman Alex Hales, 28, who was with him on Sunday night, will miss the amusement at The Oval. An announcement issued by Avon and Somerset police stated: “We were called to a turmoil in Queens Road, Clifton, at around 2:35am (0135 GMT) on Monday.

“A 27-year-old man was found to have endured facial wounds and was taken to the Bristol Royal Infirmary for treatment.

“A 26-year-old man was arrested on doubt of causing genuine substantial mischief and has since been discharged under scrutiny.”

The police explanation additionally asked any individual who was in the Clifton Triangle zone in the early hours of Monday “who saw any piece of this episode” to get in touch with them.

The incident happened following England’s 124-run win in the third ODI — where Stokes made 73 — in southwest city Bristol on Sunday that put them 2-0 up in a five-match series against West Indies.