Ben Stokes Wife: Following Joe Root’s resignation, Ben Stokes named the captain of England Test team. Stokes takes over the post during a transition period for the national side that has just suffered humiliating series defeats against Australia, and West Indies.
Stokes will join Rob Keys, the newly appointed ECB Managing Director of Men’s Cricket at the ECB. Keys replaces Ashely Giles who has been with the organization for three years.
After a failed attempt to reset the ship during their recent Caribbean tour, Stokes and Keys will seek a complete reset.
Stokes accepts the highly-coveted, but demanding role, despite the fact that he has huge responsibility as a player who plays a significant part in England’s run-scoring and attack with the bat. After sustaining a broken finger, Stokes decided to take a break from cricket and focus on his mental health.
Stokes wrote in the October issue of this paper: “I also struggled with bubble life events and other field-related issues. I don’t want anyone else to feel like I felt. I wasn’t in the best place, and I’m not ashamed to admit it.
Stokes, who bravely stepped away from the game, was a pivotal figure in the movement for professional athletes to speak out publicly about self-care, family, and work-life balance. He is also a mentor to Naomi Osaka, tennis’s most famous player. Stokes is a vocal advocate for the importance of family. Is he married? Do he have children?
Who is Ben Stokes wife?
Clare Ratcliffe has two children with Ben Stokes. Clare now goes by Ben’s name. She describes herself as a “cricket widow” who is also a “parent of two monsters”.
Soon after Arthur’s death, the couple got married in 2013. Clare and Ben placed a notice in the Somerset paper that day, informing the public of their happy news.
When was their wedding?
Ben Stokes Wife: Clare and Ben tied the knot on Saturday, October 14, 2017, at noon. The service took place at the East Brent church of St Mary the Virgin, Somerset, near Weston-super-Mare.
The couple had invited Jos Buttler, Stuart Broad and Eoin Morgan, England stars and former greats Ian Bell as well as Paul Collingwood.Scott Borthwick and Sam Billings, fellow cricketers, also attended.
Do they have any children?
Layton (Libby) and Ben Stokes, who was 21 when he became a father, are the couple’s two children. Ben Stokes is Ben spoke about his experience as a parent with the Daily Mail 2013 and how it forced him to mature quickly. He stated that he was now a father because he has to take on a lot of responsibility when he has a baby at 22.
“I think I’m still a bit lad, but there were a few things that I needed to pay attention in my life and they have been taken care of.” In 2018, this paper reported that Libby had coeliac disease. This makes her sensitive to gluten. Clare has been an outspoken advocate for the condition in the past, and she uses her platform on Instagram as a way to increase awareness.
She posted the following 2018: “Going be documenting our experiences eating out and staying at hotels with this little beast who has #coeliacdisease.” “I will be saving it to my highlights and putting it all into my stories. Ben spoke to the Times and said that he was trying to get his son Layton involved in cricket. He also used it as a parenting tool. He stated that if Layton loses concentration, he would say to him, “Well, I’m going not to play with you then, if you’re acting like that.”
Steve Harmison, a former England fast bowler, has said that Ben’s talent was due to his fatherhood. He stated that Ben was an unbelieveably talented boy but what made him the great cricketer he was, was becoming a father. “You could notice a shift in his character when Layton was born. He realized his full potential and began to realize it. He realized he had to care for someone.
Why was he on trial?
After a brawl outside of a Bristol nightclub, Stokes charged with affray.
Ryan Ali, 28, and Ryan Hale (27), are also facing the same charges at Bristol Crown Court. Stokes charged with making fun of two gay men on the opening day of the trial. He also lit a cigarette at one of them and then began brawling with two men.
Jurors told that Stokes knocked Ali unconscious and Hale unconscious. Witnesses claimed that Ali and Hale were seen with the makeshift guns just before Stokes knocked them out. The fight outside Mbargo nightclub was described as a “sustained episode in significant violence” during which Stokes “lost command”.
Stokes maintained that he “at all times acted in self defense of himself and others” and that the force he used was “reasonable, fully justified.” Although he claimed he wasn’t drunk, he admitted to having drank at least six vodkas during the incident.
The court heard that Mr Ali suffered “significant injuries”, including a fractured eye socket. Andrew Cunningham, bouncer, told the court Stokes was aggressive towards him after refusing to allow him and Alex Hales in the club after they left at 12.46am.
This brawl took place hours after England’s victory against West Indies at a one-day international in Bristol. Stokes denies affray. Stokes was not found guilty of affray on Tuesday, August 14. Ryan Ali was also found not guilty on the same charges.