Sunday People – Ben Stokes will finally get to resume his England career five months after a late night incident put it on ice and froze him out of the Ashes.
- Ben Stokes will finally get to resume his England career five months after a late night incident put it on ice and froze him out of the Ashes.
- Stokes will still have an eventual trial at Bristol Crown Court to prepare for and attend, but for now he can miss the next court date on March 12th meaning he will get to play some Test cricket this winter too.
- Stokes will be waiting with interest for his trial date though with his £1.4m appointment in the IPL for the Rajasthan Royals following hot on the heels of the New Zealand tour.
- There is even a chance the trial could take place after the English summer which would leave the saga hanging over Stokes and the team for a whole year, but improve their on-field chances against Pakistan and India.
- Stokes was so desperate to play his part in the Ashes that this will be the second flight he has taken to his birthplace this winter after turning out for Canterbury in the hope of an early return.