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Published on: Oct 11, 2017
Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen feels Ben Stokes should not play The Ashes in Australia following his arrest in Bristol over an alleged brawl.
ECB is probing the shocking incident. On the video that is doing the rounds, Pietersen was quoted as quoted as saying by cricket.com.au, “I can hardly watch the bit at the end, it is horrendous. That 45-second video is brutal.”
"The more you watch it the more shocking it is. I have watched it with some influential leaders in business and the general view was, ‘you cannot represent your country with a video like that going around’. It is a view I agree with,” he added.
“Whether you like it or not, you become someone that people look up to. Someone that kids look up to. You cannot play for your country if you carry on like that. You cannot represent that badge,” he further said in the report.
“The more that you watch that video, the worse it gets. It is horrible, I can hardly watch the bit at the end, it is horrendous,” Pietersen concludes in the report.
--By A Cricket Correspondent