Hales was enclosed within the 15-man preliminary tournament squad for the tournament in a European country and Wales however it emerged last week that he had been sanctioned underneath the ECB’s disciplinary policy for a second time.
A report within the Guardian newspaper aforementioned the hard-hitting slugger was serving a ban from cricket for narcotics.
A representative for Hales last Fri confirmed the Nottinghamshire slugger had been suspended ‘following Associate in Nursing off-field incident last year
An ECB statement on Monday said: “Alex Hales has been withdrawn from all European country squads previous the international season. He has been withdrawn from the preliminary tournament squad to avoid any ‘unnecessary distractions’previous the peculiarity tournament.”
Hales’ latest infraction comes simply some months when he was suspended and punished by the ECB for his half an exceedingly street brawl in Bristolconjointly involving mountain Stokes in September 2017.
The 30-year-old has been stood down from this Friday’s natural event one-day international against fire in Malahide, the forthcoming limited-overs matches against West Pakistan and also the tournament.
Ashley Giles, the ECB decision maker of European country Men’s Cricket, said: “We have thought long and one rouse regarding this call.
“We have worked onerous to make the proper atmosphere around the European country team and want to contemplate what’swithin the best interests of the team, to make sure they’re free from any distractions and able to target being productive on the pitch.
“I wish to create it clear this is often not the top of Alex’s career as Associate in NursingEuropean country player.”
As a result of his initial suspension, Hales lost his place in England’s ODI aspect, with Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow the new gap partnership.
Hales was set to be a back-up at the globe Cup, that is being completed in a European country and Wales beginning could thirty, has complete eleven Tests, seventy One-day Internationals and sixty Twenty20 Internationals however is currently thought to be a white-ball specialist.
Meanwhile, Hales’ management company, the 366 clusters, aforementioned the player was ‘devastated’ when assurances from the ECB were apparently ‘rendered meaningless’.
It aforementioned an exceedingly statement: “We are massively discomfited at the treatment of our shopper, Alex Hales, by the ECB. The ECB insisted on Alex taking bound rehabilitation measures following his suspension.
“In line with each the ECB and PCA (Professional Cricketers’ Association) tips, those measures should stay confidential. However, at each stage, Alex consummated his obligations and each he and his representatives got assurances that any suspension, once more underneath the ECB’s tips, couldn’t have an effect on his choice for the globe Cup.