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Englands management group has reiterated support for Ben Stokes following allegations of a physical altercation with his wife.
Pictures printed on Tuesday seemed to show Stokes along with his hand in an awards ceremony on spouse Clares face.
Managing manager Ashley Giles explained:Ive spoken to Ben and Clare, for me there was nothing in this incident.
And in his first news conference coach, Chris Silverwood described Stokes asa leader within the team.
All-rounder Stokes, 28, was appointed Professional Cricketers Association player of the year at the ceremony at London, later playing a pivotal role as England won the World Cup for the first time, then hitting on a magnificent unbeaten 135 to acquire an outstanding Headingley Test match from the Ashes.
Photographs published in the Guido Fawkes website revealed the England player on his wifes face at the event at the Roundhouse in Camden on 2 October with his hands.
Stokes later insisted that it wasso far removed from what it had been, while his wife wrote on Twitter thatnonsense allegations had been forced into acrazy story.
Asked about the incident, Giles said at Thursdays news conference:A picture tells a thousand wordsunfortunately theyre not always the appropriate ones.
Ben stays someone who has achieved a lot for English cricket this year and somebody who has turned his life around in a couple of decades, so we are able to continue to support him, Giles told BBC cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew.
Last year, Stokes was found not guilty of affray following a battle near a Bristol nightclub at September 2017.
Of the awards service controversy, Silverwood informed Agnew:Ben and Ive a great relationship and Im excited about working with him moving forward.
Hes a pioneer within that group and that which we have seen this summer has been inspirational.
Earlier this week, once the allegations first surfaced, the England and Wales Cricket Board said it was met there was aninnocent context to the images.
Giles insisted that England bowling coach Silverwood, that led Essex to promotion and the County Championship, was the right man to substitute Australian Trevor Bayliss.
At some stage we have got to break that cycle. When do we give somebody from inside the opportunity to lead our teams Giles stated.
Chris has all the excellent ingredients of becoming a very good coach, the turnaround that he left in Essex was astounding.
Giles, who included that Paul Collingwood was close to finalising a permanent move to combine the training set up, included:I think one voice is very important at the exact top. We will have some very good assistants underneath Chris who will offer various voices, perspectives and a diversity of thinking but having one man at the top who takes responsibility is valuable to me.
Former Yorkshire and Middlesex bowler Silverwood, who played six tests and seven one-day internationals for England between 1996-2002, saidThe players understand where the buck stops and it is important that is the instance. Youve got one guy that can objectively look at both tournaments (red and white ball) and also make certain that the ideal support is around both kinds of players.
I will be stepping back just a little bit, there needs to be this gap between the gamers but you still try and keep being close enough that you could assist them and theyre able to come to you.
Englands batting has been under scrutiny this year including 77 in the West Indies, 85 at Lords against Ireland and 67 at the Ashes from Australia.
Wondering if there would be much more conventional, less assaulting strategy, he said:I wouldnt wish to call it old fashioned, but there will certainly be an emphasis on batting period and getting the proper folks in the appropriate areas to do that – and from a bowling point of view which relentlessness we saw from the Australians that summer – will we get this into our bowlers so wherever we are in the world weve got a choice of getting wickets?
On the topic of finally replacing Englands leading two Evaluation wicket-takers James Anderson, 37 and Stuart Broad, 33, he added:I hope it is not too soon as theyre fantastic bowlers, but surely there has to be some forward planning regarding who will take over.
Obtaining these messages from us to the county game to make sure the men have got the skills and when they get to us its not a surprise is clearly paramount.
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