Ben Stokes to fly to New Zealand tomorrow and join up with England team after affray court date set

ENGLAND cricketer Ben Stokes will fly to New Zealand tomorrow to resume his worldwide profession after pleading not responsible to affray.

The 26-yr-previous all-rounder missed the Ashes towards Australia final yr after being suspended from enjoying for his nation.

 Ben Stokes left Bristol Magistrates Court after the date of his trial was set for next month

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Ben Stokes left Bristol Magistrates Court after the date of his trial was set for subsequent month

And he pleaded not responsible on Tuesday to an alleged brawl after a match in September.

The plea at Bristol Magistrates' Court enabled the England and Wales Cricket Board to announce that Stokes would journey to New Zealand on Wednesday to join the touring squad.

The altercation within the Clifton space of Bristol unfolded in the course of the early hours of September 25, hours after England performed a one-day worldwide towards the West Indies within the metropolis.

It’s alleged a 27-yr-previous man suffered a fractured eye socket within the incident.

 Stokes leaves court after pleading not guilty to affray

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Stokes leaves court after pleading not responsible to affray
 Ben Stokes played for Canterbury during December after he was denied the chance to play for England in the Ashes

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Ben Stokes performed for Canterbury throughout December after he was denied the prospect to play for England within the Ashes

Stokes is accused of affray and utilizing or threatening illegal violence towards one other.

The cost states that his "conduct was resembling would trigger an individual of affordable firmness current on the scene to worry for his private security".

The opposite two defendants Ryan Ali, 28, and Ryan Hale, 26, face the identical cost and additionally entered not responsible pleas on the grounds of “self-defence and defence of one other.”

The primary listening to within the trial was scheduled for March 12.

 Stokes is the best English all-rounder but he has been on exile from the national team since the incident

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Stokes is the most effective English all-rounder however he has been on exile from the nationwide team because the incident

The ECB stated: "Having entered his plea at Bristol Magistrates Court today, Ben Stokes will now journey to New Zealand to join the England squad.

"He departs tomorrow, Wednesday February 14, and will arrive on Friday February sixteen, prepared to practice with England team mates in Hamilton.

"Any determination to embrace him in upcoming matches might be made by Head Coach Trevor Bayliss and the England administration team. He isn’t at present being thought-about for the continued Worldwide T20 Tri-Collection.

"ECB absolutely respects his proper to defend himself in court and any obligations he has inside the authorized course of will all the time take priority over England commitments.

"It has been confirmed that he won’t be required to return to the UK for the primary listening to at Bristol Crown Court on Monday 12 March."

ENGLAND cricketer Ben Stokes will fly to New Zealand tomorrow to resume his worldwide profession after pleading not responsible to affray.

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