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Ben Stokes court date on same day as supposed England comeback

Ben Stokes will appear at Bristol Magistrates’ Court on February 13, the day he was expected to face New Zealand in Wellington.

cricket Updated: Jan 18, 2018 16:51 IST
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Ben Stokes will now be considered for England selection again and is set to return next month despite being charged with affray, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced on January 1.(AFP)

Ben Stokes is due to appear at Bristol Magistrates’ Court to answer an affray charge on the same day the all-rounder was expected to make his England comeback.

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Wednesday revealed that Stokes is clear to resume his international career and was due to fly ahead of the Twenty20 Internationals in New Zealand next month.

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England will face the Black Caps in Wellington on February 13, but Avon and Somerset Police on Thursday annouced that is the date that Stokes is due in court.

Stokes was on Monday charged with one count of affray in relation to an incident outside a Bristol nightclub in September.

First Published: Jan 18, 2018 16:47 IST