Ben Stokes: England cricketer charged with affray (VIDEO Post #10)

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    Ben Stokes, England's Test vice-captain, has been arrested after an incident in Bristol during the early hours of Monday morning. Stokes spent the night in prison but was released without charge. His team-mate Alex Hales was also present and both have been suspended for Wednesday's ODI against West Indies.

    The incident happened after England's victory during the third ODI against West Indies on Sunday, in which Stokes scored 73. Somerset and Avon police confirmed that a 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm - an offence which carries a maximum prison sentence of five years - while another man was taken to hospital with facial injuries.

    Neither Stokes nor Hales was present at The Oval for training ahead of the fourth match of the series. Hales has returned to Bristol to assist police with their inquiries. The news comes less than 24 hours before England's Ashes squad to tour Australia was due to be announced.

    An ECB statement said: "Ben Stokes and Alex Hales will not be available for tomorrow's one-day international match against West Indies at The Oval.

    "Stokes was arrested in the early hours of Monday morning, 25 September, following an incident in Bristol. He was held overnight and released under investigation - without charge - late on Monday and will not join the team in London.

    "Hales, who was with Stokes on Sunday night, did not train this morning and has returned voluntarily to Bristol today to help police with their enquiries."

    Stokes was released from police custody on Monday. Andrew Strauss, England's director of cricket, added: "I went to see Ben last night down in Bristol. I will be addressing players this afternoon after practice. We will obviously be launching our own investigation into the circumstances surrounding this. The Ashes selection will be going ahead on form and fitness as planned."

    Somerset and Avon Police said they had been called to a scene of "disorder in the Queens Road/Clifton Triangle area at around 2.35am" on Monday. In a statement appealing for witnesses, they said: "A 27-year-old man suffered facial injuries and was taken to Bristol Royal Infirmary for treatment. A 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm and has since been released under investigation while enquiries continue."

    Stokes has faced disciplinary action over his behaviour before. In 2012, he was arrested on a night out and received a caution from the police; then in 2013, he was sent home from an England Lions tour over late-night drinking. He also put himself out of the 2014 World T20 after breaking his hand when punching a locker.

    He made his Test debut on the 2013-14 tour of Australia, when England were whitewashed 5-0, and was appointed Joe Root's vice-captain earlier this year. One of England's most important players, Stokes has produced a series of increasingly mature performances this summer, with bat and ball.

    Hales, England's first-choice white-ball opener, has been capped in all formats and was considered an outside bet for Ashes selection.

    Eoin Morgan, England's limited-overs captain, said that was informed about what had happened on Monday. "Ben and Alex will be unavailable for tomorrow's games, so there are two positions up for grabs," he said. "It has been a bit of a distraction but this game is about winning the series."

    England's 124-run victory in Bristol put them 2-0 up in the five-match series, with two to play. The absence of Hales is likely to mean a recall at opener for Jason Roy, while Jake Ball or Tom Curran could come in for Stokes - although neither provides the same all-round option.

    http://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/20823300/ben-stokes-arrested-bristol-incident
     
  2. Mohan
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    He is going the Jesse Ryder way.
     
  3. Mohsin
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    Hardly a surprise, lets be honest.

    Jeez, terrible
     
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    What times have come, England's vice captain gets arrested for assaulting people at public places.

    At least Akhtar and Asif were better than this lol
     
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    Don't know the full story yet so won't pass judgement!

    However it doesn't look good. He comes across as quite loutish on the field but English commentators say he's just passionate.
     
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    Stokes is an absaloute disgrace,Who does this?
     
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    I've seen the full video where he's literally pelting it down on the guy and in the process fractured his hand.
     
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    A lot of theories floating about as to why Stokes carried out the attack by English fan boys like Vaughan and Piers Morgan.

    Also an article in the Guardian about how the ashes needs Stokes from a cricketing POV.

    PR machine is in full swing. I suspect there will be a public apology and a vow not to drink. Press machine will talk about other cricketers with problems who sorted themselves out and became gentlemen perhaps using Ricky Ponting as an example.
     
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    ^ Yeah, I think the same. He ll somehow make it to Australia, because of his star power in England.
     
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    Stokes and Hales suspended by the ECB

    Ben Stokes and Alex Hales will not be considered for selection for England international matches until further notice, after video footage emerges that allegedly shows Stokes throwing punches in a fight outside a nightclub in Bristol.

    An ECB statement read: "each remains on full pay pending further ECB investigation and the on-going Police investigation into an incident in Bristol in the early hours of Monday 25 September.

    "Andrew Strauss, Director of England Cricket, will today refer the internal disciplinary procedure for these two players to the Cricket Discipline Commission, chaired by Tim O'Gorman."

    "These decisions, fully supported by ECB Chairman Colin Graves, were made following the release of footage viewed by ECB for the first time on Wednesday night."

    Stokes, who was on Wednesday named in England's Ashes squad and retained as vice-captain pending an investigation, was arrested at 2.35am in the Clifton area of the city on Monday, suspected of causing actual bodily harm.

    He was detained overnight by Somerset and Avon Police, and released under investigation while inquiries continue. Alex Hales, who was with him during the incident, returned to Bristol on Tuesday to help police with their inquiries.

    In the video, obtained by The Sun, a man who very closely resembles Stokes can be seen swinging punches at two men, one of whom can be heard dropping a bottle. It was confirmed by Andrew Strauss, the ECB director of England cricket, at the Ashes squad announcement that Stokes had suffered a fractured finger in the incident.

    In the video, men can be heard shouting: "Enough, Stokes."

    In a further twist to the saga, it has been claimed by Piers Morgan, the media personality, that Stokes' involvement in the incident came in defence of two gay men who had been subjected to homophobic abuse in the bar. ESPNcricinfo understands that this is consistent with the players' version of events, and according to Sky Sports News, Stokes will be re-interviewed under caution by detectives from Avon and Somerset Police in the next few days.

    According to the BBC, a video conference was held by the ECB board on Thursday morning, after a "fragile and devastated" Stokes had apologised for his alleged involvement in the incident.

    However, an ECB spokesman told ESPNcricinfo that this was not the case, adding that with a disciplinary process underway, details of any conversations with Stokes would remain confidential.

    "We have seen this footage for the first time tonight - when posted by The Sun," the ECB said in a statement on Wednesday evening. "There is an ongoing police investigation that will look at all available evidence, and we do have to respect that process."

    http://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_...ed-video-footage-emerges-bristol-street-brawl
     
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  13. Mohan
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    Their Ashes hopes are gone now.
     
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    I wish he just got knocked out and turned up to training with a black eye,Why the hell was he hitting the poor bloke at the end,The guy wasn't even hitting him.

    This is England's Vice Captain
     
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    Two bit scumbag. Even if the guy was throwing homophobic slurs at his mate, makes no difference and doesnt excuse anything after the first punch when Stokes behaves like an absolute savage. Guy has massive problems.

    Could easily have killed that bloke. And Hales is almost worse, guy on the ground and defenceless and he kicks him in the head like an absolute coward.

    Not to mention the video of him mocking a disabled child. Absolute scum
     
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    I think he takes shots
     
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    What is so great about Stokes? Looking at his averages, he is nowhere near the great all rounders of the past.
     
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    Nah he's a huge player. Already pretty good and has a lot of potential to be better. Can win a game with bat or ball.

    Nowhere near the big 4 all rounders but could have made it!
     
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    Should switch his career to wrestling.
     
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    Ben Stokes: England all-rounder to miss Ashes if inquiry ongoing when tour starts

    England all-rounder Ben Stokes will be withdrawn from the Ashes squad if he remains under police investigation when the tour to Australia begins.

    The Test vice-captain, 26, was arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm following an incident outside a Bristol nightclub on 25 September.

    Police have put no timescale on the inquiry and such cases can take months to be resolved.

    England fly out on 28 October, with the first Test starting on 23 November.

    If the investigation is concluded before the squad departs, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) will assess the outcome before deciding whether Stokes is to retain his place or be dropped.

    Although no formal decision has been made, the BBC understands that Stokes will not go to the Ashes if the investigation is ongoing.

    The incident outside the Mbargo club at about 02:35 BST on Monday, 25 September, left a 27-year-old man needing hospital treatment for facial injuries.

    Hours earlier, England had beaten West Indies by 124 runs in their third one-day international in Bristol, with Stokes scoring 73.

    And while Stokes was subsequently named in the 16-man Ashes squad two days later, the ECB launched its own investigation after seeing footage published by The Sun newspaper which allegedly shows the Durham player throwing punches at two men.

    The governing body said Stokes and team-mate Alex Hales - who was with him when the incident happened - would not be considered for selection until further notice. Hales, 28, was not named in the Ashes squad.

    England's first warm-up match takes place in Perth on 4 November, before the opening Test in Brisbane.

    They were whitewashed 5-0 on their last tour of Australia but are looking to defend the Ashes having regained the famous trophy on home soil in 2015.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/41490875
     
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    Police 'seek charging advice' over Bristol nightclub incident

    Police have completed their investigation into the incident involving England cricketer Ben Stokes and are now "seeking charging advice".

    Stokes, 26, was released under investigation following an incident outside a Bristol nightclub in September in which a man suffered a fractured eye socket.

    Avon & Somerset Police have passed their findings to the Crown Prosecution Service.


    More to follow.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/42171706
     
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    Ben Stokes: England cricketer charged with affray

    England cricketer Ben Stokes has been charged with affray over an incident outside a Bristol nightclub.

    The disturbance in September left a man with a fractured eye socket and police sent their findings to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) in November.

    Stokes missed the Ashes series, with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) saying he would not be considered for England "until further notice".


    The 26-year-old has been charged along with two other men.

    A statement from the CPS said it received further material in late December.

    "Following a review of all the available evidence, the CPS has today authorised the police to charge three men with affray in connection with the incident," it said.

    "Ben Stokes, 26, Ryan Ali, 28, and Ryan Hale, 26, are all due to appear before Bristol Magistrates' Court on a date to be fixed in relation to this charge."

    More to follow


    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/41798404
     
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    What's affray?
     
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    Basically brawling
     
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    Ben Stokes vows to try to clear his name after affray charge confirmed by the CPS

    Ben Stokes has vowed to try to clear his name after the England all-rounder was charged with affray.

    The Crown Prosecution Service announced on Monday that Stokes had been charged following a fight outside a Bristol nightclub in September.

    Two other men have also been charged in relation to the matter and they will appear at a magistrates' court in due course.

    Stokes, who missed England's Ashes series in Australia over the winter following the incident, wrote on Twitter: "I want to thank all those who have continued to support me in relation to the Bristol incident, not least my family, friends, fans and team-mates.

    "I gave a full and detailed account of my actions to the police on day one - the same day as the incident - and have cooperated at each step of the police inquiry. I am keen to have an opportunity to clear my name but, on advice, the appropriate time to do this is when the case comes to trial.

    "The CPS' decision to charge me, as well as Ryan Ali and Ryan Hale, at least means that my account of what happened that night can come out in court and be made public. Until then, my focus is very much on cricket."

    Stokes, 26, was arrested following the incident, which occurred in the early hours of September 25 some time after England beat the West Indies in a one-day international in Bristol.

    He was suspended by the England and Wales Cricket Board as police conducted inquiries.

    He consequently missed the Ashes series in Australia although he was allowed to play some club cricket in New Zealand for Canterbury.

    He was ruled out of England's ongoing one-day series in Australia last week but was given permission to play in the next Indian Premier League competition. He was also named in the England squad for the Test series in New Zealand in March but his availability will now be discussed by the board.

    An ECB spokesperson said: "ECB is aware that Ben Stokes has been charged with affray in relation to an incident in Bristol in September.

    "The Board will now convene within 48 hours to decide on Ben Stokes' availability to represent England at this stage.

    "A further announcement will be made in due course."

    No date has yet been fixed for Stokes' court appearance.

    https://www.thenational.ae/sport/cr...r-affray-charge-confirmed-by-the-cps-1.695718
     
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    Ben Stokes available for England selection - ECB

    England cricketer Ben Stokes is available for selection for the tour of New Zealand after he was charged with affray, says the England and Wales Cricket Board.

    The 26-year-old was charged on Monday after a fight outside a Bristol nightclub in September and will appear before magistrates.

    All-rounder Stokes, who has not played for England since the incident, will join the squad for the second half of a triangular Twenty20 series in New Zealand in February.

    England then play five one-day internationals and two Tests.

    The ECB said that, "given the potential length of the trial", it would not be "fair, reasonable or proportionate for Ben Stokes to remain unavailable for a further indeterminate period".

    Stokes missed two one-day internationals against West Indies in England last summer and the entire winter Ashes Test series in Australia. He will play no part in the current one-day series against Australia.

    However, the ECB allowed him to play six matches for Canterbury Kings in New Zealand domestic cricket in December.

    An ECB statement read: "ECB fully respects the legal process and the player's intention to defend himself against the charge.

    "England selectors, management and players have been informed and Ben Stokes is expected to join the squad in New Zealand for February's T20 matches."

    Alex Hales, 28, who was with Stokes at the time of the incident, was not arrested but was interviewed under caution by police. He was told in December that he would face no criminal charges.

    Two other men - Ryan Ali, 28, and Ryan Hale, 26 - were also charged with affray this week.

    Analysis
    BBC cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew

    No firm date has been set for Stokes to return but, subject to any further legal developments and he's yet to make his first court appearance to face a charge of affray, he'll face New Zealand in February's T20 series prior to the two Tests in March.

    Clearly the legal process will take its course and it remains a possibility that Stokes will have to leave the tour if necessary.

    Ben Stokes timeline
    25 September - Stokes and team-mate Alex Hales are involved in an incident at about 02:35 BST near Bristol's Mbargo club which left another man needing hospital treatment for facial injuries. Stokes is arrested by Avon and Somerset Police and released under investigation.

    27 September - England include Stokes in their 16-man Ashes squad, despite him suffering a minor finger fracture on his right hand. Hales is not included.

    27 September - The Sun newspaper releases footage that allegedly shows the incident involving Stokes and Hales.

    28 September - The ECB announces Stokes and Hales will not be considered for selection for England matches until further notice.

    11 October - Stokes loses his sponsorship deal with sportswear brand New Balance. Stokes apologises to Katie Price and her disabled son Harvey for a video that showed him imitating a TV clip of the youngster.

    28 October - England fly out to Australia for the Ashes without Stokes.

    23 November - England lose the first Ashes Test against Australia by 10 wickets in Brisbane.

    29 November - Stokes arrives in New Zealand to play for Canterbury Kings.

    29 November - Avon & Somerset Police announce they have completed their investigation and have sent their findings to the Crown Prosecution Service.

    4 December - It is announced Hales will not face criminal charges, and the ECB says he is available for selection.

    6 December - Stokes is named in England's one-day squad for the five-match series against Australia in the new year.

    23 December - Stokes ends his spell with Canterbury and returns to England.

    11 January - Stokes is named in England's Test squad for the tour of New Zealand in March and April.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/42718484
     
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    Not surprised you know this
     
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    Mulzim ben stokes

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    They just used the word affray to make it sound nice.

    And as well as this the court will also let him go.

    Luckily someone made a video otherwise nothing would have happened to Stokes.

    Hales kicked someone in the face but he got away with it.
     
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    he's a free man and joining the English squad soon
     
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    To be honest these are absolutely minor incidents in England on a night out.
    I remember going to school few years back on a Monday only to see my English class mate with a bruised eye socket and bad swelling. Was only 17 at the time but apparently he got kicked in on the weekend in town. Nothing came of it and no one was charged. This is sadly just the society that we live in.
    I know Stokes is a big celeb and should be careful but at the end of the day he's just another 26 year old who got into a little brawl. Shouldn't affect his career too much hopefully. Missing an Ashes series away is as big a punishment someone could get. Feel so sad as I'm sure he would have had a massive impact too being the best all rounder in the world currently.
     
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    He put the poor guy in hospital,

    No one who had slight amount of decency would have fighted.

    Stokes is a lucky man,When he tried acting smart with Samuels,samuels having a reputation in Jamaica,Stokes better watch out with who he's messing with as some men have contacts.
     
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    Stokes to delay New Zealand arrival to attend court hearing

    WELLINGTON: Suspended England all-rounder Ben Stokes is to delay his arrival for the country’s tour of New Zealand in order to attend his first court hearing into a charge of affray.

    The 26-year-old Stokes was charged last week after a lengthy investigation into an incident outside a Bristol nightclub last September.

    While he was included in England’s squad for the Ashes tour of Australia and subsequent visit to New Zealand starting next month, he has not been available for selection due to the legal process.

    An initial hearing was set for Feb. 13 at Bristol Magistrate’s Court, six days after England would have started a triangular T20 series with Australia and New Zealand and the same day they are scheduled to play a match in Wellington.

    “As has been confirmed in the media a first hearing date at court has been set for 13th February,” Stokes said on his Twitter page on Monday.

    “In the circumstances, I have decided that it would not be right to join my teammates until after attending court on the 13th.”

    The 26-year-old Stokes, who was born in New Zealand, has not featured for England since the incident but played six matches on a short-term contract with New Zealand side Canterbury last month before returning to England.

    England also play five ODIs and two Tests in New Zealand.

    https://www.dawn.com/news/1384793/stokes-to-delay-new-zealand-arrival-to-attend-court-hearing
     
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    Stokes pleads not guilty to affray

    Ben Stokes has pleaded not guilty to a charge of affray over an incident outside a Bristol nightclub in September.

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    Ben Stokes faces trial accused of affray

    England cricketer Ben Stokes is to go on trial after being accused of fighting outside a Bristol nightclub in September.

    The 26-year-old Durham all-rounder is charged with affray after a man allegedly suffered a broken eye socket.

    Mr Stokes, who missed the Ashes after being suspended from England duties, is accused jointly with two others.

    Ryan Hale, 26, and 28-year-old Ryan Aslam Ali, both from Bristol, will face trial on the same charge.

    Mr Stokes' appearance at Bristol Magistrates Court clashed with England's defeat to New Zealand in the Twenty20 tri-series, in which he had been due to make his international comeback.


    The three defendants were detained early on 25 September following a disturbance in the Clifton Triangle area of the city - several hours after England had played a one-day international against the West Indies.

    'Clear my name'
    District Judge Simon Cooper sent the case to trial at Bristol Crown Court, with the first hearing scheduled for 12 March.

    The defendants were granted unconditional bail, which may mean Mr Stokes can make his return in the England squad this month.

    In a statement posted on Twitter last month the player, from the Castle Eden area of Durham, said he was "keen to have an opportunity to clear my name".

    As a result of the charge, Mr Stokes missed the Ashes series, which hosts Australia won 4-0, although he was allowed to play some domestic matches in New Zealand.

    [​IMG]
    What is affray?
    The charge of affray is made under the Public Order Act 1986 and effectively relates to fighting in public.

    It is a triable either-way offence, which means it can be heard in either the magistrates' court or the crown court.

    It carries a maximum penalty when tried summarily - in the magistrates' court - of a fine or up to six months in prison, and when tried on indictment - in the crown court - of up to three years in prison.

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    He has also been given permission by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to take part in the Indian Premier League, which starts in April.

    Last month, the ECB said that, "given the potential length of time to trial", it would not be "fair, reasonable or proportionate for Ben Stokes to remain unavailable for a further indeterminate period".

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-43044067
     
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    England consider options to keep Ben Stokes in frame for Lord's Test

    England have not given up hope that Ben Stokes could be available for the second Test starting at Lord's on August 9.

    Stokes is due in court in Bristol on August 6 - the day after the Edgbaston Test is scheduled to finish - to face a charge of affray with the case scheduled to last somewhere between five and seven days.

    But the England management are keeping an open mind as to Stokes' availability, should the case be adjourned for any reason. If that were to happen on the first or second day of the trial, the England camp have confirmed to ESPNcricinfo they would consider his involvement in the Test at Lord's.

    Replacing Stokes, as England found during the Ashes, is desperately difficult. While the England management are expecting a drier surface at Lord's that could well see Moeen Ali drafted back into the side as a second spinner, they would prefer him to play alongside Stokes, rather than instead of him.

    A case can be adjourned for many reasons including illness, the admission of new evidence or a change in the charge. While it remains likely the case will go ahead as originally envisaged - certainly the Stokes camp has no plans to call for an adjournment - the England camp are keen to find a way to accommodate Stokes if he becomes available.

    http://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_...sider-options-keep-ben-stokes-frame-lord-test
     
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    South Africa: Steyn
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    They’ll still loose.
     

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