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Stokes will miss India Test at Lord's after trial dates confirmed

At a hearing at Bristol Crown Court on Monday, it was announced that the trial will start on August 6 and last for around five to seven days

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England will be without Ben Stokes for their 1,00th Test match

Ben Stokes will miss England's Test match against India at Lord's this summer after the dates for his affray trial were confirmed.

At a hearing at Bristol Crown Court on Monday, it was announced that the trial will start on August 6 and last for around five to seven days.

The Test - the second of the summer series against the Indians - is due to start on Thursday, August 9. Stokes will therefore not be available for selection.

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Stokes's affray trial will begin on August 6

The England allrounder faces the charge following his arrest in Bristol in September after an altercation outside a nightclub in the Clifton Triangle.

A 27-year-old man was allegedly left with a broken eye socket as a result of the incident.

Stokes appeared via video-link from New Zealand on Monday to confirm his name, nationality and date of birth to the court.

He will stand trial alongside co-defendants Ryan Hale and Ryan Ali.

All three men pleaded not guilty.

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