SORRY ...I’VE BEEN A WALLY
BEN STOKES admits he has learned his lesson after being allowed to continue his England career.
The all-rounder publicly apologised for the first time for his street brawl in Bristol last year after admitting at a Cricket Disciplinary Committee hearing that he brought the game into disrepute.
Stokes said: “Although the disciplinary process is now over, I’ve learned lessons that will stay with me for much longer. I’ve already apologised to my team-mates, coaches and support staff for the consequences of my actions in Bristol.
“I regret the incident ever happened and I apologise to England supporters and the public for bringing the game into disrepute.
“Cricket and family are my life. This incident has been a
ENGLAND Test captain Joe Root has signed a contract extension keeping him at Yorkshire until 2022.Root (left), who was born in Sheffield, told the club’s official website: “I love playing for Yorkshire. It’s my county. It’s where I’ve grown up and what I know.“It’s the White Rose and what it’s about. For me, I don’t really see myself playing anywhere else.“I’m passionate about us as a county being successful. I’m looking forward to this new STORM BEFORE THE CALM Stokes arrives at the disciplinary hearing in rainy London yesterday adventure for the club – new ground, young side, it should be a really exciting time.”Root, 27, first came onto Yorkshire’s radar as a 12-year-old and progressed through the ranks, scoring 66 on his County Championship debut against Worcestershire in 2011.Yorkshire director of cricket Martyn Moxon said: “The influence he has on our players is huge and the younger players aspire to reach the levels Joe’s achieved – we’ve that role model within the club.”