Hales deserves ‘second chance’: Woakes
LONDON: Alex Hales deserves a “second chance” with England after being sent into international exile as a result of recreational drug use, according to Chris Woakes.
Opening batsman Hales was dropped from the World Cup squad shortly before last year s tournament after it emerged he had tested positive for drugs.
England went on to win the event on home soil in dramatic fashion without him and he has not played international cricket since.
Despite his months in the wilderness, there is speculation Hales could be in line for a white-ball recall.
England are set to announce separate Test and one-day squads as they bid to complete a full international home programme against the West Indies, Pakistan, Australia and Ireland despite the coronavirus pandemic. – AFP