15 Aug 2018

Cricketer Ben Stokes found not guilty, rejoins England squad

From Morning Report, 7:43 am on 15 August 2018

England cricketer Ben Stokes will join the England squad for the third Test against India after he was found NOT guilty of affray by a Bristol jury. The New Zealand-born cricketer had been charged over a fight outside a nightclub in September which prosecutors said had left two men unconscious. After the verdict was announced, Mr Stokes' lawyer Paul Lunt made a statement on behalf of his client.