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Ben Stokes: What do you reckon?
Guilty as sin: ban him for 3 years
33%
 33%  [ 2 ]
Been a bit of a naughty boy: should be dropped and not tour
16%
 16%  [ 1 ]
Been a bit of a naughty boy: should cop a fine and remain Vice-captain
0%
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The lad was only sticking up for his mates; no case to answer
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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2019 11:58 pm
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ECB to review recreational drugs policy in wake of Alex Hales case

http://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/26648265/ecb-review-recreational-drugs-policy-wake-alex-hales-case

"The ECB is set to review the balance between player safeguarding and public disclosure in its policy regarding the use of recreational drugs, after conceding that the existing protocol has "failed its stress test"...
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Privately, however, the ECB has come to the conclusion that their existing policy, formulated in conjunction with the Professional Cricketers' Association, in fact puts too much emphasis on welfare, and leaves too little room for manoeuvre when the sport is confronted with the sort of high-profile case that is currently dominating the news agenda.

At the nub of the issue is the policy's existing focus on player confidentiality, a well-meaning attempt - in the wake of the death of Tom Maynard in 2012 - to protect the vulnerabilities of those who may be struggling with addiction, rather than risk exacerbating their problems through public exposure.

However, the provisions of this protocol have left the ECB exposed to accusations of a cover-up, given that Hales' situation would not have been made public at all but for the story emerging on The Guardian and ESPNcricinfo on Friday afternoon.

In fact, at the point of his second failed test, and the imposition of the 21-day ban, only Tom Harrison, the chief executive, and Ashley Giles, the managing director, were allowed to be made aware - the levels of secrecy surrounding his case were such that even England's head coach, Trevor Bayliss, had to learn of the situation through the media."
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 5:45 pm
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https://www.theage.com.au/sport/cricket/stokes-run-out-in-freakish-fashion-20190515-p51ni5.html
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:33 pm
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Winning back vice-captaincy was logical next step for Ben Stokes, Ashley Giles says

https://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/27269456/winning-back-vice-captaincy-was-logical-next-step-ben-stokes-ashley-giles-says

"...the ECB also revealed chairman Colin Graves had approved Stokes' re-appointment on the recommendation of Ashley Giles and chief executive Tom Harrison."


[That really is a complete disgrace. The ECB should be ashamed of themselves. Anti-violence organizations in England should call for a public boycott of their cricket team.]
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:10 pm
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'Buttler also played down the decision to give the vice-captaincy back to Stokes. Buttler had taken on the role last summer ahead of the India series, but said it had always been the plan to relinquish it when Stokes was ready.

"I enjoyed it. They said to me in time they'd like Ben to do the role again when he can, so I was very aware that was the situation, and the natural thing to happen.

"It doesn't really change a lot for me: I'm always willing to offer advice and I'm there if Joe wants to talk to me as are a lot of other players in the team as well who aren't vice-captain. It doesn't change a lot." '


(cricinfo)


[A disgrace. But I don't think Jos's place in the Test team is secure, so it's a bit like M. Marsh being vc. Leadership vacuum all-round, it looks like.]
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