International Business Times – UK – All-rounder Ben Stokes will link up with his England teammates in New Zealand later this week but will not be considered for selection in the trans-Tasman Twenty20 tri-series, the England and Wales Cricket Board has announced.

Summary

  • All-rounder Ben Stokes will link up with his England teammates in New Zealand later this week but will not be considered for selection in the trans-Tasman Twenty20 tri-series, the England and Wales Cricket Board has announced.
  • Stokes, 26, was withdrawn from England duty in September 2017 after he was arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm in an incident near a Bristol night club.
  • An ECB statement said Stokes would join up with the England squad in New Zealand on 16 February.
  • England have lost all three of their games in the T20 tri-series so far and need Australia to beat New Zealand in Auckland on 16 February to have any chance of making the final.
  • Although he was barred from representing England, Stokes played six limited-overs games for New Zealand outfit Canterbury Kings in December 2017.


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