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, Jan 02, 2018 09:00:05 IST

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.

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

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 09:00:05 IST


World Cup 2019 Points Table

Team p w l nr pts
India 9 7 1 1 15
Australia 9 7 2 0 14
England 9 6 3 0 12
New Zealand 9 5 3 1 11
Pakistan 9 5 3 1 11
Sri Lanka 9 3 4 2 8
South Africa 9 3 5 1 7
Bangladesh 9 3 5 1 7
West Indies 9 2 6 1 5
Afghanistan 9 0 9 0 0





Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
6 Pakistan 4756 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
6 New Zealand 4056 254