Ben Stokes has concluded his spell with Canterbury and returned to the UK for Christmas. When Stokes flew to Contemporary Zealand final month, it sparked speculation that he might perhaps well well be eager about England’s Ashes campaign but, with the sequence lost and the CPS quiet figuring out whether or now to now not press charges against the allrounder for his portion in a struggle in September, that prospect is all but over.
Canterbury said that Stokes became leaving for “family reasons” and that he would repeatedly be welcome to return. Stokes performed in three Ford Trophy fits, with scores of 2, 34 and zero to switch with one wicket, as effectively as three Dazzling Break games, one in every of which noticed him hammer ninety three off forty seven balls.
“Ben has been gargantuan around the membership, the crew and the employees,” Canterbury CEO, Jez Curwin, said. “We’re going to now not fault his perspective or his all-round contribution in his time with us and we are sorry that he couldn’t stick to us for longer but Ben is conscious of that he will repeatedly bag a welcome right here might perhaps well well quiet the chance come up for him to return.”
Stokes travelled to Contemporary Zealand to utilize time with family – he became born in Christchurch and his oldsters are living there – as effectively as compose some taking part in time while the police investigation into his night time out in Bristol continued. Stokes became arrested on suspicion of causing staunch bodily hurt and has now not been thought about for England selection since, even supposing he became named in England’s one-day squad to face Australia subsequent month.
“I grasp completely loved practising and taking part in with Canterbury,” Stokes said. “Every person right here has long previous out of their device to procure me genuinely feel at dwelling. It is a extra special membership and I couldn’t grasp requested for to any extent additional from my time right here.”