English all-rounder Ben Stokes joins NZ side Canterbury
Christchurch, Nov 30 (CRICKETNMORE) - Controversial English all-rounder Ben Stokes was on Thursday signed by New Zealand's Canterbury Cricket Association as their overseas player.
Stokes, who was last week granted a No Objection Certificate by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), will be available for selection for Canterbury's 50-over Ford Trophy match against Otago in Rangiora on Sunday.
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"Ben (Stokes) will bring international experience to what is a relatively youthful changing room. He will also bring depth to our seam attack which has been affected by a string of injuries and provide more balance and firepower to our batting line up," Canterbury coach Gary Stead said after the signing.