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Stokes will speak at ‘right time’

Updated October 13, 2017

LONDON: Ben Stokes is waiting until “the time is right” before explaining the violent incident that cost him his place in England’s Ashes squad, his agent said on Thursday.

The talismanic all-rounder, 26, was arrested on suspicion of actual bodily harm after an altercation outside a nightclub in Bristol, southwest England on Sept 25.

He has been suspended by the England and Wales Cricket Board and his agent, Neil Fairbrother, said Stokes would not discuss the incident out of respect for the police’s ongoing investigation.

“Ben explained to me the full circumstances of what happened in Bristol and I told him that he has my total support and backing,” Fairbrother said in a statement.

“I am aware that he has fully co-operated with the police inquiry and voluntarily provided a detailed statement on the same day as the incident. He will continue to assist the police in any way he can.”

Published in Dawn, October 13th, 2017