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“To falsify and spread these kind of allegations so willingly is totally irresponsible. The way that this has come across is so far removed from what it was.”

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Ben Stokes has labelled allegations he and his wife have been concerned in a physical altercation at the Professional Cricketers’ Association awards “totally irresponsible”.

All-rounder Stokes performed a starring position in England‘s maiden World Cup win earlier than repeating his heroics to assist salvage an Ashes draw with Australia.

The 28-year-old Durham participant was honoured for these achievements by scooping the Reg Hayter Cup at a gala dinner in London on October 3.

On Tuesday afternoon, photos emerged of Stokes and his wife Clare showing to turn out to be concerned in a physical confrontation throughout the occasion at the Roundhouse in Camden.

However, Clare Stokes swiftly defended her husband in a Twitter submit, which included a photograph of her “squishing up” the cricketer’s face as an indication of “affection” in addition to one of them collectively at the awards night time.

“Unbelievable what nonsense these people will make up!” she wrote.

“Me and Ben messing about squishing up each other’s faces cos that’s how we show affection and some pap tries to twist it in to a crazy story! And all before we then have a romantic McDonalds 20 mins later!”

The New Zealand-born cricketer responded to his wife’s tweet with a face blowing a kiss emoji.

Stokes later gave a press release in response to the allegations and paid tribute to the “wonderful relationship” he and his wife take pleasure in.

“I have become used to people making stuff up about me, but of all the topics not to mess with domestic abuse has to be at the top of the list,” the England all-rounder instructed the Daily Mirror.

“It’s an extremely severe concern for hundreds of girls – and males – who do undergo home abuse. For it to be toyed with for reasonable headlines on this method simply damages the trigger of those that are abused.

“Clare is a robust, unbiased girl who can communicate for herself.

“We have an exquisite relationship and I by no means tire of saying how fortunate I am to be with her. We each had an awesome night time at the PCA Awards, ending with us eating out at McDonald’s collectively.

“To falsify and unfold these variety of allegations so willingly is completely irresponsible. The method that this has come throughout is to this point faraway from what it was.

“It was a stressful 45 minutes for us when we found out, but we wanted to address it as quickly as we could.”

The England and Wales Cricket Board stated it had been in touch with Stokes and his wife, in addition to others at the awards, and was glad with “the innocent context” behind the images.

Chief govt Tom Harrison stated in a press release: “We have spoken with each Clare and Ben – in addition to others in attendance – who’ve all clarified the harmless context behind the nonetheless pictures taken at final week’s PCA Awards.

“Whilst it’s not the case right here, we recognise that for the hundreds of thousands who’re impacted by home violence, it is a very actual and severe concern.”

Following her preliminary Twitter message, Clare Stokes additionally thanked her husband for organising a shock celebration for her, saying she was not going to “let some idiots break my 30th”.

She additionally posted a video of the event which confirmed the cricketer making a speech, wherein he stated: “We’ve been by so much during the last two years as a pair, so I hope tonight exhibits you just a little bit of appreciation that I very not often present you.

“You do know how much you mean to me, I love you and I wouldn’t be where I am today without you, so happy birthday.”


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