Ben Stokes agents says that England cricketer will make his explanation public when the time is right after his arrest.
On 26th of September, the 26-year-old was arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm following an incident near a Bristol nightclub. Neil Fairbrother said: “Ben will 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.”
After claims of an early-hours brawl, Stokes was released without charge but remains under investigation. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has said that he will not travel to Australia on 28 October with the rest of the Ashes squad “at this stage”.
Fairbrother, the former Lancashire and England batsman said Stokes does not wish to prejudice the legal process. It was announced on Wednesday that Stokes had lost his sponsorship with sportswear brand New Balance, which was worth a reported £200,000 a year.
Fairbrother said: “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.’’
“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.”
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