Ben Stokes could be jailed if found driving again
Ben Stokes could be jailed if found driving again

England cricketer Ben Stokes might get jailed if he gets caught driving over the next six months warned a judge from Northallerton Magistrates Court of Yorkshire.

The player has been found over speeding four times and was banned from driving until mid-December after Stokes admitting that he reached speeds of 75mph in a 50mph zone.

The 25-year old is one of the young promising talents for England as he holds the record for the second fastest test double hundred of all time.

The player is currently recovering from the knee injury that he sustained against Sri Lanka during the first test and is spending some time away from the game before the ODI series against Sri Lanka begins.

Ben Stokes is currently not having the best years of his life as he already faced a major setback earlier this year as he conceded four sixes in the last over of T20 World Cup 2016 where Carlos Brathwaite and Marlon Samuels pulled West Indies from the jaws of defeat.

The player was reportedly driving at an average speed of 61mph on the A1 northbound carriageway past some roadworks on the afternoon of August 26, 2015, after playing a crucial role against Australia in the final Ashes Test.

He was fined  £830 for the offense and could be jailed if he would be found behind the wheel until December 14, 2016.

After the judgment, Stokes’ counselor Laura Nash said: “He is at a loss as to how there is an endorsement on the same date. He also faces the embarrassment of having to declare the disqualification to his employers, Durham and the ECB (England Cricket Board). He is very much aware that this sends out the wrong message, that a professional sportsman has been captured speeding on four separate occasions.”