Ashley Giles fears Ben Stokes is being unfairly targeted following his England heroics aa a series of negative stories have emerged about the all-rounder. On Tuesday, pictures were published of an alleged physical altercation between Stokes and his wife. Clare Stokes denied claims she had been the victim of domestic violence, while the England star issued a firm rebuttal in which he labelled the story “totally irresponsible”.
It has also emerged that Stokes and his mother are launching legal action against The Sun newspaper following a front page story on a family tragedy that occurred more than 30 years ago. Giles, managing director of the England men’s team, has been in contact with Stokes.