England all-rounder cricketer Ben Stokes has lost his sponsorship contract with sportswear giant new Balance following his arrest outside a nightclub which also left his Ashes series in doubt. For Stokes, who was arrested on misgiving of causing actual bodily harm, also issued an apology after the video emerged of him impressionist the disabled son of British celebrity Katie Price. American firm New Balance said it "does not forgive" behavior by Stokes, who is also believed to be the subject of a damning video showing a man throwing multiple punches outside the Bristol nightclub. "New Balance does not condone behavior by our global athletes that do not match our brand culture and values, and therefore we have ended our relationship with Ben Stokes, effective October 11, 2017.
The England all-rounder's career has been forced into confusion following his arrest last month which drop by the selector ongoing series with West Indies, which provoked his suspension until further notice by the England and Wales Cricket Board. No final decision has been taken on whether the Test vice-captain will play the Ashes series in Australia but he will not travel with the other players on October 28, the ECB has said. Separately, the under attack Stokes posted an apology on Twitter after his mocking imposture of a TV appearance by 15-year-old Harvey Price, who suffers from a genetic disorder, drew strong disapproval.