Ben Stokes’ return to international cricket has been an emotional one. Of late, Stokes showed his stunning display of skills during Edgbaston Test against India thus taking the lead for England in five-match Test series. Meanwhile, his presence for the third Test seems to be in a bowl of soup.
However, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) are trying their best way possible to see Stokes playing at Lord’s in the second Test match.
Delay in the trial could ask Ben Stokes to stay away from the game:
In the latest development of Ben Stokes’ brawl in Bristol case, the honourable court announced the further hearing regarding the case would get underway on August 6th.
On Monday, the English all-rounder had come in a silver minicab wearing a blue suit and red tie, flanked by his wife Clare and agent Neil Fairbrother, the former England batsman. His support team also included Chris Haynes, head of communications at the ECB.
On the expected lines, the trial will take place around 5-7 days, as none of the three members didn’t plead the guilty of the charges. All the three men involved in the case are strong in their voices to judge.
During the time of the hearing, England would be locking horns against India in the Lord’s Test, scheduled to play on August 9th. Meanwhile, if the case prolongs to a few more days, Ben Stokes might miss the third Test as well, which begins on August 18th in Nottingham.
However, it would be interesting to see how things would pan out for the all-rounder. Following Ben Stokes’ match-winning performance during the first Test against India, the respective board would love to see him in action.
England had won the first Test match by 31 runs, and now have a 1-0 lead in the five-match Test series.