Tuesday, 25 September, 2018

Ben Stokes pleads not guilty to affray

Ben Stokes is currently in New Zealand with the England team Ben Stokes is currently in New Zealand with the England team
Rita Gibson | 12 March, 2018, 15:13

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

All-rounder Ben Stokes is set to miss England's second Test against India starting August 9 after his trial date for affray was set for August 6.

Stokes has only just returned to England duty after missing the Ashes and one-day series in Australia after an alleged incident outside a Bristol nightclub last summer.

Stokes, 26, who is now on tour with England in New Zealand, appeared in court by video link this morning to confirm his identity and issue his not-guilty plea, as his trial preparation hearing got underway in Bristol. All three defendants deny the charges. He was introduced to His Honour Judge Blair QC, the Recorder of Bristol, and replied by saying: "Hi, Judge".

"You must be here without fail for that trial", the judge told Stokes, Ali and Hale.

Video of the alleged incident surfaced on tabloid newspapers websites soon after with Stokes maintaining his silence as the investigation moved forward.

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England declared Stokes available again after he pleaded not guilty at Bristol Magistrates Court last month and he flew to New Zealand to join the squad after the court hearing.

Stokes, of Castle Eden, Durham, Ali, of Forest Road, Bristol, and Hale, of Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, will stand trial on August 6.

Stokes and Hales will also face an European Central Bank disciplinary hearing once the criminal proceedings have concluded.

Durham's Stokes returned to the England set-up after being released on bail, featuring in the one-day global series in New Zealand that the tourists won 3-2.

Stokes is due to play in the Indian Premier League after being sold for $1.9 million to the Rajasthan Royals.

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