News – ENGLAND all-rounder Ben Stokes has landed in New Zealand, where he’s negotiating to play domestic cricket while under suspension for the Ashes series in Australia.

Summary

  • ENGLAND all-rounder Ben Stokes has landed in New Zealand, where he’s negotiating to play domestic cricket while under suspension for the Ashes series in Australia.
  • Initial reports suggested he may be heading to Adelaide to join the England squad ahead of the second Test against Australia starting on Saturday, but that was quickly quashed by the England Cricket Board.
  • It’s believed that should UK police clear the 26-year-old over his alleged involvement in a street brawl in September, the England and Wales Cricket Board would convene a board meeting within 48 hours.
  • New Zealand Cricket spokesman Richard Boock said his organisation “has yet to receive a formal request regarding Ben Stokes.
  • He said that a final decision on Stokes’ involvement with Canterbury would be made at a board meeting on Wednesday evening local time.


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