[caption id="attachment_665089" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-665089" alt="Ben Stokes Getty Images" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/stokes-.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> Ben Stokes Getty Images[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Regardless of all the hype surrounding his return, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/ben-stokes">Ben Stokes</a> was seen in the nets for Canterbury. Stokes signed up with New Zealand's domestic team as an international entrant last week. He is likely to feature in Canterbury s one-day match against Otago on Sunday. <p></p> <p></p>CCA gave Stokes the permission to play, after ECB handed the controversial all-rounder an NOC. Speaking to the press at Rangiora, Stokes said: It was the first time I have met quite a few of them (my new teammates) today. But it was nice to know a few faces, a few of the young guys came over to Durham as part of the exchange program. <p></p> <p></p>It was nice because it can be hard coming to a new team. Hopefully I can get out there, do well, and contribute to Canterbury winning. <p></p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p></p><p dir="ltr" lang="en">Excited to be back on a pitch tomorrow with Canterbury.Good days training out at Rangiora today and was great to meet the team <a href="https://t.co/yAbNEWDkME">pic.twitter.com/yAbNEWDkME</a></p> <p></p> Ben Stokes (@benstokes38) <a href="https://twitter.com/benstokes38/status/936853989227880448?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 2, 2017</a></blockquote> <p></p>With no headway in the investigation surrounding Stokes, it is unlikely that the 26-year-old will feature in The 2017-18 Ashes anytime soon.