Bristol Nightclub Case: English cricketer Ben Stokes has arrived at the Bristol Crown Court for his trial in the Bristol Nightclub Case. The cricketer cam to the court amidst a flurry of cameras trying to get a shot of him. He was spotted wearing a blue suit and red tie. According to Sky News, the trial will last for 5-7 days. Stokes, who was a part of the victorious English team that beat India by 31 runs at Edgbaston is going to miss out on the 2nd Test that will be played at Lords. Also Read - Will be 'Very Unfair' on Jasprit Bumrah to Play All Four Tests Against England: Gautam Gambhir
The Bristol nightclub episode had taken place at the end of last year, where Stokes was spotted punching a man outside a bar at Bristol. According to SkyNews, Peter Blair QC is the Recorder of Bristol, is the judge. Meanwhile, fellow defendants Hale and Ali arrive at court for Ben Stokes trial. Also Read - IPL 2021: Rajasthan Royals Plan to Release Captain Steve Smith Ahead of Auction
Stokes was initially a part of the Ashes squad last year, but following the incident, he was replaced by Steve Finn. Also Read - Australia vs India: Ravindra Jadeja Better Than Ben Stokes? Team India All-rounder Proves His Worth With Splendid Show Versus Australia in Sydney
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Earlier, Stokes was suspended by England Cricket Board (ECB) then and only made his comeback to the team for the series against New Zealand earlier this year.
He is an integral part of the English outfit in every format, given the kind of dynamic player he is. Despite serving a suspension, the 27-year-old featured in the cash-rich Indian Premier League, where he was lapped up by Rajasthan Royals for a whopping Rs 12.5 Cr.
Stokes played a crucial part in the 1st Test against India at Edgbaston, where he picked the big wicket of India captain Virat Kohli to turn the tide in favour of the hosts. He also got the wicket of Shami in the same over, and that they seemed to be the final nail in the coffin.