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Ben Stokes to miss remainder of Pakistan Test series due to family reasons

Stokes will leave the UK later this week and travel to New Zealand

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England all-rounder Ben Stokes will miss the remainder of the Test series against Pakistan for family reasons. 

Stokes will leave the UK later this week and travel to New Zealand. 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It must be noted that, earlier, seamer Ollie Robinson had been withdrawn from Sussex’s squad for their Bob Willis Trophy match against Kent starting today at Canterbury.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.