Please refresh the page and retry. E nglish cricket was engulfed in more scandal as the fallout from a nightclub brawl continued to overshadow the team's performances on the field. With a police investigation ongoing into last weekend's fracas in Bristol , the sport's reputation was in danger of being further damaged, following the emergence of a series of allegedly lewd and inappropriate images on social media. Ben Stokes and Alex Hales, have both been suspended by the England and Wales Cricket Board ECB until further notice, pending the outcome of a police investigation into allegations they punched and kicked two men during a brawl in the early hours of Monday morning after the team's one day win over the West Indies. T he man punched to the floor in the Bristol incident has been identified as Ryan Hale, a former soldier who served in Afghanistan.
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Former England cricket captain Andrew Strauss has told of his 'immense grief and sadness' after his wife died following a year-long battle with lung cancer. Ruth Strauss, who was 46, was diagnosed with a rare form of the disease in December Her death today sparked an outpouring of support and tributes from celebrities and stars of the cricket world. Andrew Strauss stepped down from his position as director of cricket with the England and Wales Cricket Board in October in order to spend more time with her as she fought the condition. In a statement released today through the England and Wales Cricket Board, he said: 'It is with great sadness and immense grief that we have to announce that Ruth passed away today as a result of her rare lung cancer. Sam, Luca and I will miss her terribly.
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By Natalie Corner For Mailonline. Former cricketer Andrew Strauss has spoken for the first time since the death of his wife Ruth from a rare form of lung cancer. The father-of-two, 42, said it was 'horrible' knowing Ruth, 45, was going to die but that she wanted to 'do death well' and prepare their sons Sam, 13, and Luca, 10, for life after her passing. Appearing on ITV's Lorraine on Tuesday, Andrew, who stepped down from his position as director of cricket with the England and Wales Cricket Board to spend time caring for Ruth, also announced he has launched a charity in her memory. The Ruth Strauss Foundation will help raise funds to research rare forms of lung cancer and provide support to patients and their families.
Andrew Strauss eased himself back into work yesterday. He has not been idle this past three weeks but nor has he been England's captain in action. The bat, not entirely a magic wand of late, was put away for a few days after the third Test against Sri Lanka. Since then he has been practising to rectify a few technical flaws and sitting in preparation meetings to discuss the Test series against India, the business part of the summer. He has appeared at two of the five one-day internationals played in his absence but the side has been led by Alastair Cook.