England, India, Trent Bridge
Ben Stokes ( Photo by Kevin D'Souza/Indian Express)

From the last 11 months, Ben Stokes is often making an appearance indeed in the news for all the wrong reasons. However, it seems like all good days are on its way for English all-rounder. Well, after receiving judgement in his favour following the Bristol affray he is set for the big task. Meanwhile, as soon as the decision came, respective England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) introduced Stokes into the 13-member squad which is set to face Indians on August 18th at the Trent Bridge in Nottingham

Legal proceeding on Ben Stokes concluded: ECB in their statement

After the healthy response for the southpaw’s brawl in Bristol episode, the board is quick in releasing their notice stating the status of the Stokes. They added the all-rounder will join the team in the third Test.

Ben Stokes, Trentbridge Test
Ben Stokes (Credits – Getty)

They further mentioned that all the legal proceeding had been concluded. However, they ended on a note saying that the schedule for the disciplinary investigation will resume soon.

”Ben Stokes will now join the England squad for the third Test against India. It starts at Trent Bridge on Saturday. Now that the legal proceedings have concluded. The disciplinary process for Ben Stokes and Alex Hales can be scheduled by the Cricket Discipline Commission (CDC),” read the statement from the ECB.


“Considerable detail has been heard in this week-long court case and, in due course, there will be a range of matters for the Board to fully consider.” it added.

Ben Stokes, Michael Vaughan
Ben Stokes is free from legal charges. (Credits – Sky Sports)

Ben Stokes receives support from former players:

Meanwhile, the former English skipper Michael Vaughan added that Stokes should get into the team straight away. He furtherly wanted that there should be no inquiry made on the all-rounder, who already faced a lot.

However, it would be interesting to see how things would pan out for the all-rounder.

Most probably, he will be in the playing XI of England for Trent Bridge Test. Meanwhile, either of Ollie Pope or Adil Rashid might make way for Ben Stokes against India.

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