The England all-rounder Ben Stokes who set the stage on fire in the this year’s edition of the Indian Premier League could be missing the extravagant league next year. Stokes is likely to be banned from the England team as a punishment for his brawl in Bristol and is expected to represent England next year in the month of May.
This means that Stokes will be missing out on the all-important Ashes and is also set to miss out on the One-Dayers in Australia and New Zealand. Stokes was the Most Valuable Player of the last season of the Indian Premier League and the talisman all-rounder was also the most expensive player as he was bought by Rising Pune Supergiant for 14.5 crores.
Stokes can also be missing out on his IPL contract
The Sun has reported that Stokes can be missing out on the action till next May and he would be seen in England colors when they will take on Pakistan in the first Test match on May 24. Stokes can also see the closed doors of the Indian Premier League if the England and Wales Cricket Board refused to grant him a no-objection certificate.
This could be a huge blow for England as well the as the whole cricketing world as Stokes was playing in the form of his life. It is noted that Stokes has been suspended and won’t be considered for any selection till the police verdict comes. The police will probe Stokes’ case and until they will not announce any decision on the all-rounder, there would be question marks about his upcoming future as an England player.
It is palpable that Stokes is not going to get away with this easily and he would have to bear the repercussions for his actions. The ECB is expected to be strict on Stokes and the brawl has let Stokes in all kinds of trouble.