ECB allows England all-rounder Ben Stokes to take part in Indian Premier League 2018

England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has allowed all-rounder Ben Stokes to take part in the Indian Premier League (IPL) even though uncertainty remains over his international comeback in the wake of his involvement in a pub brawl.

PTI, January 02, 2018

London: England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has allowed all-rounder Ben Stokes to take part in the Indian Premier League (IPL) even though uncertainty remains over his international comeback in the wake of his involvement in a pub brawl.

Ben Stokes of Rising Pune Supergiant bowls during the match against Kings XI Punjab. IPL/Sportzpics

Ben Stokes of Rising Pune Supergiant bowls during the match against Kings XI Punjab.
IPL/Sportzpics

The BBC reported that Stokes has got the permission to play in the cash-rich league. The 26-year-old should be a sought-after buy in the auction later this month, considering was bought for a whopping $ 2.16 million before the 2016 edition.

Stokes was not picked for the Ashes due to an incident outside a Bristol nightclub in September. He was later picked for the five-match ODI series against Australia before being replaced by Dawid Malan.

It is unlikely that he will be picked for national duty till the outcome of the police investigation.

Stokes was also granted permission to play limited overs cricket for Canterbury in New Zealand, leading ECB chief executive Tom Harrison to say that it would be difficult to prevent him from playing the IPL.

The 2018 edition will be played from 4 April to 31 May.

Updated Date: Jan 02, 2018

T20 LEAGUE POINTS TABLE

Pos. Team P W L D Pts.
1
Chennai
5 4 1 0 8
2
Punjab
5 4 1 0 8
3
Kolkata
6 3 3 0 6
4
Hyderabad
5 3 2 0 6
5
Rajasthan
6 3 3 0 6
6
Bangalore
5 2 3 0 4
7
Mumbai
5 1 4 0 2
8
Delhi
5 1 4 0 2



Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 5313 121
2 South Africa 5154 117
3 New Zealand 3886 102
4 Australia 4599 102
5 England 5029 97
6 Sri Lanka 4374 95
Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 7594 122
2 South Africa 6911 117
3 England 7496 117
4 New Zealand 7081 114
5 Australia 6376 112
6 Pakistan 4877 96
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 3763 130
2 Australia 2513 126
3 India 4341 124
4 New Zealand 3013 116
5 England 2402 114
6 South Africa 2551 111