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Ben Stokes will not travel with England to Australia

Press Association logoPress Association 06/10/2017 Ben Stokes will not travel with England to Australia
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Ben Stokes will not travel with the England squad to Australia on October 28.

The England and Wales Cricket Board has not made a final decision on Stokes' involvement in this winter's Ashes tour but, if he does feature, he will travel later.

The 26-year-old all-rounder is currently under investigation by police having been arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm last month.

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The ECB has also announced that Steven Finn will be added to the Ashes touring squad in light of the ongoing investigation by Avon & Somerset Police.

Neither Stokes nor Alex Hales, who has also spoken to police in connection with an alleged incident outside a Bristol nightclub, are being considered for selection until further notice.

In a separate matter, the ECB has also fined and issued a written warning to Jonny Bairstow, Jake Ball and Liam Plunkett following a disciplinary investigation into behaviour during the recent one-day series against West Indies.

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