Hales to return in competitive cricket for Nottinghamshire following his ban

England opener Alex Hales is all set to return to cricket after his 21-day ban for recreational drug use, and will play for Nottinghamshire against Durham in Royal London One-Day cup on Friday.

The 30-year-old was pulled back from England’s temporary World Cup squad on Monday for an “off-field occurrence”.

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Hales’ administration organization said the England and Wales Cricket Board’s choice had abandoned him “devastated”. Having served the boycott, Nottinghamshire state he will be accessible for all white-ball cricket for the remainder of the period, beginning against Durham.

That choice, in any case, is up to CEO Lisa Pursehouse and executive of cricket Mick Newell, related to other senior figures at Notts.

A club statement read: “Following his withdrawal from all England squads this week, we have met with Alex to express our worries and to emphasize that such activities can’t proceed.

“The meeting was open, fair and valuable and a route forward was concurred between the two parties. Alex has communicated a lot of disappointment and penitence for his activities and he has eventually paid an overwhelming cost. He acknowledges that the position he ends up in is of his own creation. He realizes he has a lengthy, difficult experience back to make up for himself according to numerous individuals, however that currently must be his point.

“After much thought, we trust it’s to the greatest advantage of all worried for him to return to playing cricket for Nottinghamshire as fast as could be allowed.”

Nottinghamshire head coach, Peter Moores is also optimistic about the return of Alex Hales.

“We’ll choose him if the club say in the event that it is OK to choose him. I’m holding on to catch wind of that from Mick Newell,” Moores said.

“On the off chance that the club say it’s OK to pick him we’ll invite him back. For him to come and play for us is the correct way advances. I’ve spoken with Alex. He’s very frustrated about what has occurred. He acknowledges obligation regarding his activities, however he’s quick to stall out in for the group and that is a positive thing.

“It’s the best thing he can do after what’s occurred. I have no reservations in the wake of addressing him. He appears in the correct temper to play,” he added.

Hales will start his rehabilitation period with the match against Durham on May 3 at Grantham.

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