Hankins will appear in Guildford Magistrates’ Court in July. © Getty
George Hankins, the Gloucestershire batsman, has been arrested for a drink-driving incident in Surrey following a car crash, according to a BBC report. Hankins, who has featured in 28 first-class games, will appear in Guildford Magistrates’ Court in July.
“Gloucestershire Cricket has been made aware of an incident – being investigated by Surrey Police – regarding one of its players, who has been based in Surrey during the COVID-19 lockdown period. The Club is in touch with the player concerned and has initiated a full internal investigation,” the club said in a statement.
Hankins has scored 961 first-class runs since making his debut in 2016 against Durham. The 23-year-old has also featured in 15 List A games and seven T20 games – scoring 535 and 17 runs respectively – however, struggled for form last season where he could manage just 23 runs from six first-class innings. In 2016, he was also named the England Under-19 player of the series for his performances against Sri Lanka.