Banned England cricketer Ben Stokes sports bandaged hand for his wedding weeks after alleged brawl

Ben Stokes was sporting a bandaged hand as he was married in Somerset this afternoon.

The cricketer was suspended by England after he was detained by police following an alleged brawl on a night out following England’s one-day international with the West Indies in Bristol last month.

Stokes is currently waiting to find out if he faces criminal charges from Avon and Somerset Police.

He tied the knot with fiancee Clare Ratcliffe this afternoon at the church of St Mary the Virgin in Somerset.

The pair had been engaged since 2013 and have two young children, aged two and four.

All-rounder Stokes, who will miss the Ashes this winter unless his suspension is lifted, arrived at the church wearing a grey suit

His England teammates Alastair Cook, Jos Buttler, Sam Billings, Eoin Morgan and Joe Root were among those in attendance.

The happy couple share a kiss (Image: WENN)

Stokes arrives for his wedding on Saturday (Image: WENN)

Stokes was sporting a bandage on his right hand (Image: Splash News)

The couple had been engaged since 2013 (Image: WENN)

Stokes’ appeared to be carrying his speech (Image: i-Images Picture Agency)
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Ben Stokes’ agent releases statement following England cricketer’s arrest
Earlier this week, Stokes’ agent released a statement in light of his client’s arrest.

“Ben explained to me the full circumstances of what happened in Bristol and I told him that he has my total report and backing,” the statement from Neil Fairbrother,read.

“I am aware that he has fully cooperated with the police inquiry and voluntarily provided a detailed statement on the same day as the incident. He will continue to assist the police in any way he can.

“Ben will also make public his full explanation and evidence when the time is right.

“On legal advice, that is not possible whilst the investigation continues and no charges have been brought forward. Ben does not wish to prejudice the process.

Stokes with his wedding party (Image: WENN)

The bride’s party (Image: SWNS)

England cricket players Jos Buttler (left), Sam Billings and (centre) and Eoin Morgan (right) (Image: PA)

Joe Root arrives at the wedding (Image: PA)

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