Ben Stokes made his Test debut in Australia in 2013


New Zealand side Canterbury have held talks with Ben Stokes after the England all-rounder was seen at Heathrow airport on Monday.

Stokes, 26, is not part of England's Ashes tour after being arrested on suspicion of actual bodily harm in September.

There was widespread speculation on social media that he was heading to Australia after being pictured at the airport.

That prompted the England and Wales Cricket Board to issue a statement denying he was joining up with the squad and confirming he was travelling to New Zealand to spend time with his family.

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