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England risk being torn apart by Ben Stokes saga, warns former Australia opener Chris Rogers - Mirror.co.uk

Former Australia opener Chris Rogers has warned England that they risk being torn apart by the Ben Stokes saga. That is unless team bosses confront the controversy head-on with the rest of the squad before The Ashes. Rogers was part of the Australia ...and more »

Ben Stokes reportedly punched Afghanistan veteran, relatives call for Ashes ban - ABC Online

The man England all-rounder Ben Stokes punched during a late-night brawl is a former British soldier who served in Afghanistan — and the victim's relatives have called for Stokes to be banned from playing for his country. England Test cricket vice ...and more »

England cricket chiefs set to delay naming ODI squad for Australia and new round of central contracts - Mirror.co.uk

England cricket chiefs are set to delay announcing the one day squad for Australia in the wake of the Ben Stokes saga. The new round of central contracts are also due to be revealed on Wednesday afternoon, but in light of current events the England ...and more »

Kevin Pietersen tells 'horrendous' England cricket team not to bother travelling Down Under for the Ashes - The Independent

Kevin Pietersen has described England's Ashes squad as “horrendous” and said the team “may as well not go” to Australia, as they seek to defend the Urn Down Under. England announced their 16-man squad to travel to Australia on Wednesday, with the ...and more »

Ben Stokes and Alex Hales as a pair are arguably the worst combination England could have on a night out - Telegraph.co.uk

English cricket is desperate to attract a family audience to the game, which is why a new Twenty20 league will be introduced in two years' time. A huge television deal has been signed on the back of that, promising to find new fans. Well, first things ...and more »

Samit Patel is no Ben Stokes but the Nottinghamshire all-rounder is the right man to step up for the Ashes - Daily Mail

Ben Stokes is virtually irreplaceable. It's true that no team is a one-man band — and his absence in Australia does not mean England can't win the Ashes. But, assuming he doesn't make the trip, they will miss him badly. The bottom line is you can't ...and more »

Alex Hales went to play golf after Stokes' arrest! - Times of India

Bristol following an alleged street brawl on Monday, Hales failed to report the incident to Andrew Strauss, ECB's director of cricket, English media reported. Video footage appeared to show how Stokes stepped into a fight to defend teammate Hales and ...and more »

Police search for mystery men in Ben Stokes case as Andrew Strauss reads riot act to England players - Daily Telegraph

BRISTOL police have issued a public SOS for two gay men to come forward and assist in their investigations into Ben Stokes, as England captain Joe Root was forced to pull out of attending a teammate's Amsterdam bucks party. It's understood both Stokes ...and more »

England cricket's drinking culture has never gone away but it might now be time to crack down - The Independent

Ever since details of the early-morning activities of Ben Stokes and Alex Hales in Bristol emerged earlier this week, the news cycle has taken on a life of its own. As well as Stokes and Hales, the England set-up has also taken a metaphorical kicking ...and more »

Ben Stokes should be banned from international cricket for life, says family of ex-soldier injured in street brawl - Mirror.co.uk

Ben Stokes should be banned from playing international cricket for life, the family of a former soldier who was injured in a street brawl with the England player have said. Six days after the England vice-captain was arrested following a brawl outside ...and more »