English all-rounder Ben Stokes has been ruled out of the IPL for at least 12 weeks due to a broken finger. The country’s cricket officials said this on Friday. Stokes suffered an injury while fielding during the IPL match against the Punjab Kings on Monday when he was caught by Caribbean batsman Chris Gayle in the deep zone.
Stokes, who is currently playing for India in the IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals, will leave for India tomorrow. He will have surgery on his injured finger in Leeds on Monday. In a press release, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said: ‘On Thursday we received an X-ray and CT scan of Ben Stokes’ left index finger. It looks like the all-rounder will have to spend at least 12 weeks off the field.
Due to this injury, Stokes will not be able to play in the two-Test series for England against New Zealand next June. At the same time, he will not be able to take part in the limited overs match against Sri Lanka. The English all-rounder has a chance to return to the field with a white ball series against Pakistan next July. England will play a five-match Test series against India in the same month. However, Stokes’ game depends on his full recovery.
While being the pace bowling coach of Bangladesh, he got the love and respect of the people. The team’s pacers also improved a lot. But behind this he used to give information about cricketers to gamblers. The ICC has banned former Zimbabwean pace legend Heath Streak for six years on the basis of some other allegations and evidence. This time, in an official response, Zimbabwe Cricket said that Streak’s selfishness and greed are not unknown to them!
“It’s really sad,” said Tavenga Mukuhalani, chairman of the Zimbabwe Cricket Board. At the same time a shameful chapter in Zimbabwean cricket. I think it will go down in history as the darkest day in Zimbabwean cricket. Streak is always like that. Selfish, corrupt and greedy! He uses his image and position for base interests. He was highly respected in Zimbabwe cricket. People loved him. But now everyone saw the real form of the streak. ‘
Strick has been accused of smuggling information about some matches in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), Indian Premier League (IPL) and Afghanistan Premier League (APL) and being part of corruption. The ICC statement said that Strick was also behind Shakib’s ban. He gave Shakib’s phone number to gambler Deepak Agarwal. Strick has admitted to all allegations against him for violating five sections of the anti-corruption policy.