Stokes pleas not guilty to affray, will fly to New Zealand

Ben Stokes has pleaded not guilty to affray and will travel to New Zealand on Wednesday to join up with the England squad.The England all-rounder appeared at Bristol Magistrates' Court on Tuesday morning, where the case was sent to Bristol Crown Court on March 12.It is understood that representatives for Stokes have secured permission for the player not to be present at the first hearing and he...