England star Ben Stokes to miss flagship India Test Match at Lord’s with affray trial set for August 6

BEN STOKES will miss the flagship match of the summer time after his trial for affray was set for August 6.

The Durham all-rounder can be absent from the Second Test towards India at Lord’s, which begins on August 9, with his trial set to final between 5 and 7 days.

 Ben Stokes will miss England's Test against India in August

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Ben Stokes will miss England's Test towards India in August

Stokes, 26, was advised of the date throughout a pre-trial listening to a Bristol Magistrates’ Courtroom at which he appeared by way of video hyperlink from New Zealand.

He confirmed his id and his plea of not responsible. The 2 different males charged – Ryan Hale, 28, and Ryan Ali, 26 – attended in individual and in addition pleaded not responsible.

The Lord’s Test towards the primary touring workforce is historically considered the spotlight of each cricket season.

Stokes ought to give you the option to play within the First Test at Edgbaston despite the fact that it doesn’t end till August 5, whereas the Third Test begins at Trent Bridge on August 18.

 Ben Stokes will be in court when England play India

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Ben Stokes might be in courtroom when England play India

Stokes hoped the trial can be scheduled whereas no cricket is on, however with such a packed itinerary that was all the time unlikely.

He’ll, nevertheless, find a way to play for Rajasthan Royals within the Indian Premier League in April and Might. The Royals paid £1.3million for Stokes within the public sale in January.

Stokes was arrested outdoors a Bristol bar at 2.35am on September 25 and broke his hand. One other man suffered a fractured eye socket.

The alleged incident occurred hours after Stokes helped England to victory over West Indies in a one-day worldwide in Bristol. Batsman Alex Hales was additionally current however faces no costs.

 Ben Stokes will be on trial for affray

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Ben Stokes shall be on trial for affray

Stokes missed the 5-match Ashes collection and was additionally made unavailable for the one-day internationals towards Australia.

However his ban was lifted when the Crown Prosecution Service determined to cost him with affray.

The ECB felt it will be unfair to hold him out of worldwide cricket for an extra extended interval if he finally ends up being acquitted.

Stokes performed all 5 matches in England’s three-2 victory within the 50-over collection towards New Zealand and was named Man of the Match within the second of them.

 Ben Stokes appeared in court via video link from New Zealand

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Ben Stokes appeared in courtroom by way of video hyperlink from New Zealand

It was round 10.30pm in New Zealand when Stokes appeared by video hyperlink. He was launched to His Honour Decide Blair QC, the Recorder of Bristol, and replied by saying: “Hello, Decide.”

He was greater than eleven,000 miles away and the hyperlink briefly buffered as Stokes confirmed his plea of not responsible.

Stokes was informed he “have to be right here for your trial” and all three defendants have been suggested to present defence statements by Might 22.

Stokes and Hales may even face an ECB disciplinary listening to as soon as the legal proceedings have concluded.

BEN STOKES will miss the flagship match of the summer time after his trial for affray was set for August 6.