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Court case puts Stokes’ England career on hold

Birmingham: Ben Stokes's international career will be placed in suspended animation when the England cricketer appears in a Bristol court on Monday charged with affray. While England has had to make do without the talented all-rounder before, either through injury or their own policy decisions, both he and they are now beholden to the outcome of a looming trial. His upcoming court appearance - which is expected to last at least five days - saw Stokes omitted from England's squad for the second Test against India at…