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Wednesday, 17 September 2014

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England star Stokes knocks himself out of World Twenty20

England all-rounder Ben Stokes has knocked himself out of the World Twenty20 – after angrily punching a locker and breaking his hand.

Ben Stokes photo
Ben Stokes

The west Cumbrian smashed the locker in frustration after getting out for a first-ball duck in England’s final warm-up game against the West Indies on Thursday.

The injury rules him out of the prestigious competition, which starts in Bangladesh tomorrow, and is a huge blow for England, as Stokes was one of their few successes during a winter of misery for the national side.

The 22-year-old former Cockermouth School pupil admitted his regret.

He said: “I am really disappointed to be missing out on going to a World Twenty20 with England – it was a huge error in judgement following a frustrating tour for me and I deeply regret my behaviour.

“I would like to wish the team all the very best in Bangladesh.”

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