England all-rounder Ben Stokes will not be able to play in the remaining two Tests of the Test series against Pakistan due to domestic reasons. A statement issued by the England Cricket Board announced the unavailability in the remaining two Test matches against Pakistan on Sunday, the day after the dramatic victory against the Pakistan cricket team.
Ben Stokes is the backbone of the current English team and he was instrumental in the win against Pakistan. He also led the team in the absence of Joe Root in the first match of the three-match series against the West Indies.
According to the England and Wales Cricket Board, 29-year-old Ben Stokes is going to New Zealand this week. Ben Stokes was born in New Zealand, where his parents live.
The England and Wales Cricket Board said they would not be able to play in the matches against Pakistan from Thursday, August 13 and Friday, August 21.
The England and Wales Cricket Board did not provide further details but said it hoped media representatives would respect his privacy and family.