BREAKING NEWS: Stokes, Hales handed backdated bans

England cricketers Ben Stokes and Alex Hales have been handed backdated bans following their involvement in an incident outside a Bristol nightclub in September 2017.

Stokes was given an eight-match ban but has already served all of those, while the remaining four matches of Hales' six-match white-ball ban are suspended for 12 months.

All-rounder Stokes has also been fined £30,000, with Hales given a £17,500 penalty, £10,000 of which is suspended.

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