News – ENGLAND all-rounder Ben Stokes, accused of involvement in an altercation outside a nightclub that cost him his place on the Ashes tour, pleaded not guilty to a charge of affray in court on Tuesday.

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  • ENGLAND all-rounder Ben Stokes, accused of involvement in an altercation outside a nightclub that cost him his place on the Ashes tour, pleaded not guilty to a charge of affray in court on Tuesday.
  • The 26-year-old, who missed the trip to Australia after being suspended from playing for England, appeared at a magistrates’ court in the southwestern city of Bristol along with Ryan Ali and Ryan Hale.
  • Ali, Stokes and Hale spoke to confirm their names, dates of births, addresses and nationalities.
  • Without Stokes, England lost the Ashes to Australia 4-0.
  • While England were in Australia, Stokes played a few games for Canterbury Kings during a month-long spell in New Zealand before returning home to England.


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