Stokes to miss remainder of Pakistan Test due to family reasons

England all-rounder Ben Stokes will mess rest of the Test series against Pakistan due to family reason.

The all-rounder will leave for New Zealand later this week. He will miss England’s two Test matches against Pakistan at the Ageas Bowl on Thursday, August 13 and Friday, August 21.

The England and Wales Cricket Board, along with the Stokes family, requests that all media respects the family’s privacy at this time.

It must be noted that, earlier, seamer Ollie Robinson had been withdrawn from Sussex’s squad for their Bob Willis Trophy match against Kent starting today at Canterbury.

He will join the bio-secure bubble at the Ageas Bowl as part of England men’s behind closed doors training group ahead of the second Test against Pakistan on Monday.