Ben Stokes is already under scanner and is undergoing a number of legal procedures following his arrest © Getty Images
Ben Stokes is already under scanner and is undergoing a number of legal procedures following his arrest © Getty Images

There have already been plenty of talks regarding the controversy surrounding England all-rounder Ben Stokes, who has been involved in alleged ‘Actual Bodily Harm’ during a brawl in Bristol in August. He is already under the scanner, and is undergoing a number of legal procedures following his arrest. His participation in the upcoming Ashes too seems doubtful as he awaits his verdict on the trail. However, he has confirmed that following the legal procedures and when they do allow him, he would be giving a full explanation on the situation. As a result of this incident, Stokes also lost his sponsorship from New Balance, which was estimated to be around GBP 2,00,000 a year. Ben Stokes loses New Balance contract following his street-brawl case; apologises to Harvey Price

Meanwhile, Stokes’ agent Neil Fairbrother has said, “Ben explained to me the full circumstances of what happened in Bristol and I told him that he has my total support and backing. I am aware that he has fully cooperated 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. Ben will also make public his full explanation and evidence when the time is right. On legal advice, that is not possible whilst the investigation continues and no charges have been brought forward.” Ben Stokes to marry fiancée Clare Ratcliffe in ‘divine and spiritual’ ceremony

“Ben does not wish to prejudice the process. He is also concerned about the impact the widespread publicity has on everyone involved including the ECB, his team mates and the game of cricket itself which he loves.We will not be making any further comment relating to this at this time,” he concluded.