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Morgan optimistic about Hales' future in England team
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Morgan optimistic about Hales' future in England team

England’s white-ball skipper Eoin Morgan has finally given positive news over the possible return of Alex Hales in the national side after a prolonged period of absence due to disciplinary issues. Hales was left out of England’s World Cup squad last year after failing a test for recreational drugs twice.

At the time of the incident, a flustered Morgan had harangued Hales for betraying the team values and contributing to a breakdown of trust between him and the management. Now, the England captain has softened his stance on Hales but still spoke on the importance of gradually rebuilding that trust.

"In terms of what that looks like, practically, it's human nature, it's about developing trust. And that does take time. We're in May, so it's 11 months ago that the incident happened with Alex, so it's actually not that long ago that it happened. What happened was actually quite considerably harmful to the environment, but certainly, the door is still open for that trust to be built back up,” Morgan said.