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'Ben Stokes incident shows that freedom comes with a price' - BBC Sport

It is nothing new for the management of an international cricket team to wrestle with the amount of freedom afforded to players. It is not difficult to come up with a long list of cricketers who like to have a good time - from the village green to the ...and more »

England will lose the Ashes if they don't have Stokes - ESPNcricinfo.com

With Ben Stokes in the team, England have a realistic chance of retaining the Ashes. If he is missing through suspension following his late-night altercation in Bristol, then there's more chance of the Brexit decision being reversed than of England ...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 »

'Naked selfie' heaps more shame on England cricket as man felled in Ben Stokes 'brawl' identified as former soldier - Telegraph.co.uk

English cricket was engulfed in more scandal as the fallout from a nightclub brawl continued to overshadow the team's performances on the field. With a police investigation ongoing into last weekend's fracas in Bristol, the sport's reputation was in ...and more »

Ben Stokes void can be filled by Samit Patel for Ashes, says Nick Compton - Telegraph.co.uk

Jonny Bairstow's unbeaten hundred at the Rose Bowl on Friday night was largely overshadowed by the aftershocks of the Ben Stokes affair. But it did point the way towards one possible chink of light for England: the quality of their all-rounders. Many ...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 »

Police appeal for key witnesses in Stokes brawl investigation - ESPNcricinfo.com

Avon and Somerset Police have issued an appeal for two witnesses to come forward to support the alibi offered by Ben Stokes, the England allrounder, in the wake of his arrest in Bristol in the small hours of Monday morning. Stokes, the England Test ...and more »

Katie Price calls Cricketer Ben Stokes 'disgusting' after he mocks disabled son Harvey in shock video - Yahoo News UK

Katie Price has hit out at England Cricketer Ben Stokes after a video emerged of him 'mocking' her disabled 14-year-old son Harvey. The news comes after cricket bosses suspended Stokes and Alex Hales on Thursday (Sept 28) after the 26-year-old was ...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 »

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 »