BEN STOKES may reportedly make his return to the England cricket group in the course of the Ashes.
The Durham all-rounder has been suspended indefinitely by the ECB however is now in New Zealand and primed for motion if a police investigation clears him following a brawl in Bristol in September.
Somerset and Avon Police have opted to refer the case to the Crown Prosecution Service, who will resolve whether or not to cost Stokes with inflicting precise bodily hurt.
Who’s Ben Stokes?
Stokes is an England cricketer, who additionally performed for the Durham county group.
He was born in Christchurch, New Zealand, who moved to the UK at a younger age.
The 26-year-old made his debut for England in 2011 in a one-day worldwide in opposition to Eire in August 2011.
He’s an all-rounder, which implies he can bat excessive within the order, but in addition bowls properly.
Stokes holds the document for the quickest ever Take a look at double-hundred for England.
What occurred in the course of the battle?
Stokes was caught on digital camera thumping two males in the course of the brawl in Bristol at 2.35am.
He was arrested for suspected precise bodily hurt and launched with out cost whereas police examine.
The England Cricket Board is investigating the incident, as are Avon and Somerset Police.
What have the ECB mentioned about Ben Stokes?
The ECB have acted rapidly to droop Strokes from all England motion.
A press release from English cricket’s governing physique mentioned: “Ben Stokes and Alex Hales won’t be thought of for choice for England worldwide matches till additional discover.
“Every stays on full pay pending additional ECB investigation and the on going Police investigation into an incident in Bristol within the early hours of Monday 25 September.
“Andrew Strauss, Director of England Cricket, will as we speak refer the interior disciplinary process for these two gamers to the Cricket Self-discipline Fee, chaired by Tim O’Gorman.
“These choices, totally supported by ECB Chairman Colin Graves, have been made following the discharge of footage seen by ECB for the primary time on Wednesday night time.”
The place is Ben Stokes now?
Stokes jumped on a airplane on Monday, November 27 – however not on the best way to Australia.
The banned all-rounder is making a personal journey to New Zealand to see his mother and father, who stay in Christchurch.
He took his cricket gear and can proceed the batting and bowling apply he has been doing most days at Durham.
It means Stokes shall be solely 4 hours’ flight from the group after they play the Second Take a look at in Adelaide beginning this Saturday.
Nevertheless, Stokes stays underneath investigation by Avon and Somerset Police, who’ve but to resolve whether or not to cost him following his arrest on September 25 on suspicion of precise bodily hurt.
He’s sin-binned by England till additional discover and his probabilities of showing within the Ashes sequence are distant – particularly after the Jonny Bairstow headbutt saga.
Staff supremo Strauss mentioned: “We’ve had no data from the police. We’re ready for them to make a charging determination and, till that occurs, nothing has modified. We’re in the identical state of affairs as we now have been for fairly a very long time now.
“There are specific procedural issues which have taken place however there’s a course of that may solely kick in as soon as we’ve heard a charging determination from the police.”
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