Stokes will speak at the ‘right time’, says agent

The Phnom Penh Post - - SPORT -

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

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