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Ashes 2017-18: Ben Stokes signs for New Zealand's Canterbury

Ashes 2017-18: Ben Stokes signs for New Zealand's Canterbury

The 26-year-old is now suspended by the English Cricket Board (ECB) as he waits to find out whether he will be prosecuted for an incident in September which saw him attack two men outside of a nightclub. The 26-year-old inked a deal just a day after arriving in the country for a trip English cricket officials initially said was simply a family visit.

But that hasn't stopped it clearing the allrounder to play domestic cricket in New Zealand, approving a No Objection Certificate (NOC) last Friday.

"If the European Central Bank and New Zealand Cricket are happy then I think it would be good for the competition".

The match-winning all-rounder can at least look forward to resuming his career at domestic level for Canterbury Kings in his native Christchurch, starting against Otago on Sunday.

According to ESPNCricinfo, a lot has to take place before Stokes can join the England Test squad for the 2017 Ashes.

England lost the opener of the five-match Ashes rubber by 10 wickets in Brisbane and are preparing to play the historic day-night second Test in Adelaide from Saturday.

The CCA said Stokes's signing had been agreed by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and sanctioned by New Zealand Cricket.

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The CCA announced on Thursday that agreement has been reached with the European Central Bank to add 26-year-old Stokes to the Kings squad. "Having spent time with Ben we are very comfortable that he wants to come to play for Canterbury for all the right reasons and get back on the park", he said.

Stokes was named England's vice-captain for the Ashes series but removed from the squad after his suspension.

A Cricket Discipline Commission, under the auspices of the European Central Bank, will conduct its own disciplinary inquiry once the police investigation is concluded.

Stokes was omitted from the England touring party to Australia and remains suspended pending the outcome of a police investigation into an incident outside a Bristol nightclub in September.

"A 27-year-old man suffered a fractured eye socked in the incident on Queens Road, Clifton". He was released under investigation.

"Today, we have passed a file to the Crown Prosecution Service and are now seeking charging advice".


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