Ben Stokes has pleaded now not accountable to affray and can trip to New Zealand on Wednesday to enroll in up with the England squad.
The England all-rounder gave the impression at Bristol Magistrates Court docket on Tuesday morning, the place the case was once despatched to Bristol Crown Court docket on March 12.
It’s understood that representatives for Stokes have secured permission for the participant to not be provide on the first listening to and he’s going to fly out to New Zealand on Wednesday to enroll in the England traveling celebration.
Ben Stokes has pleaded now not accountable to affray and can fly out to New Zealand on Wednesday
All-rounder Stokes isn’t lately in rivalry for the continued World T20 Tri-Collection
Stokes heard on Tuesday that his case has been despatched to Bristol Crown Court docket for March 12
Stokes gave the impression at Bristol Magistrates’ Court docket on Tuesday along Ryan Ali, 28, and Ryan Hale, 26, who pleaded now not accountable to the similar offence.
It follows an altercation within the Clifton Triangle house of Bristol all through the early hours of September 25 final yr – a number of hours after England had performed a one-day world in opposition to the West Indies within the town.
Ali, Stokes and Hale spoke to verify their names, dates of births, addresses and nationalities.
The whole price sheet presentations that Stokes, of Citadel Eden, Durham, is accused of affray at the September 25 at Queens Highway in Bristol.
Stokes ignored England’s Ashes collection – his aspect had been defeated Four-Zero through Australia
The ECB mentioned Stokes shall be in a position for coaching with the England aspect from February 16
He’s accused collectively with Ali and Hale of the use of or threatening illegal violence in opposition to every other.
The price states that his ‘behavior was once akin to would motive an individual of affordable firmness provide on the scene to concern for his private protection’.
Affray is an both approach offence which means it may be attempted on the magistrates court docket or the crown court docket. However all 3 defendants elected to be attempted through a jury on the crown court docket.
District Pass judgement on Simon Cooper instructed the 3 defendants: ‘I’ve determined that your trial will happen on the crown court docket at Bristol. The primary listening to date shall be March 12. You are going to be on bail.’
With out Stokes, England misplaced the Ashes to Australia Four-Zero. They’re lately in the midst of a tri-nation T20 collection with New Zealand and Australia.
Their subsequent fixture is in opposition to New Zealand on Sunday. On the finish of the match they are going to play 5 one-day suits in opposition to New Zealand ahead of a two-Take a look at collection beginning on 22 March. The general Take a look at begins on March 29.
England misplaced to New Zealand through 12 runs on Tuesday – they play them once more on Sunday
England play 5 ODI suits and two Checks in opposition to New Zealand after the T20 collection
An ECB spokesperson mentioned: ‘Having entered his plea at Bristol Magistrates Court docket as of late, Ben Stokes will now trip to New Zealand to enroll in the England squad.
‘He departs the next day, Wednesday 14 February, and can arrive on Friday 16 February, in a position to coach with England crew pals in Hamilton.
‘Any determination to incorporate him in upcoming suits shall be made through Head Trainer Trevor Bayliss and the England control crew. He isn’t lately being regarded as for the continued World T20 Tri-Collection.
‘ECB totally respects his proper to protect himself in court docket and any responsibilities he has throughout the felony procedure will at all times take priority over England commitments.
‘It’s been showed that he may not be required to go back to the United Kingdom for the primary listening to at Bristol Crown Court docket on Monday 12 March.’
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