Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club have extended the scope of their investigation into the historic conduct of Alex Hales following the publication of a photograph taken in 2009.

Alex is currently in Australia ahead of the Big Bash League and is due to return to Nottinghamshire in the new year to prepare for his commitment to the club in the T20 Blast.

Alex will be subject to the club’s established disciplinary process and has indicated his willingness to participate in the investigation.

He has posted a further personal statement and public apology via his Instagram account.