England and Wales Cricket Board has stated that they have seen a video in which a person who is a look-alike of Ben Stokes is seen punching another man. On Wednesday, the Sun released the video where it can be seen that Stokes is punching two men in Bristol. Stokes was arrested at 2.35am in the Clifton (Bristol) on Monday, after the incident.
According to the reports of ESPN Cricinfo, ECB spokesperson said, “We have seen this footage for the first time tonight – when posted by The Sun. There is an ongoing police investigation that will look at all available evidence, and we do have to respect that process.”
In the video, it can be heard that someone is saying “Enough, Stokes”, possibly it was his teammate Alex Hales who was with him on that night.
Talking about the incident, Strauss said, “I don’t think right now is the time to comment on what may or may not happen from a disciplinary point of view. At the moment, what I’m doing is speaking to the players individually to get their accounts of what went on on Sunday night. There is a disciplinary protocol that is in place as part of their conditions of employment. We need to follow that for all players who may be subject to disciplinary proceedings, including Ben.”
Here is the video of the fight:
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