England all-rounder Ben Stokes denies affray charges; set to face trial on 6 August

England's Ben Stokes pleaded not guilty to charges of affray and he was not present at Bristol Crown Court. The all-rounder denied the charges via video link from New Zealand.

Reuters, March 12, 2018

London: England cricketer Ben Stokes on Monday pleaded not guilty to charges of affray following an incident in Bristol last September and he will face trial on 6 August.

File image of Ben Stokes. Reuters

File image of Ben Stokes. Reuters

All-rounder Stokes, 26, was not present at Bristol Crown Court and denied the charges via video link from New Zealand where he is on duty with the England squad.

Two other men charged along with Stokes also pleaded not guilty to the same charges.

England’s second Test against India at Lord’s starts on 9 August.

The Bristol incident and the legal process that followed kept Stokes out of England’s Ashes tour of Australia but he returned to the team last month for the one-day international series against New Zealand.

Updated Date: Mar 12, 2018





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1 India 3634 125
2 South Africa 3589 112
3 Australia 3499 106
4 New Zealand 2354 102
5 England 3772 97
6 Sri Lanka 2914 94
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2 India 5492 122
3 South Africa 3842 113
4 New Zealand 4602 112
5 Pakistan 3279 102
6 Australia 3548 101
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3 India 3932 123
4 New Zealand 2542 116
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