“Superstar in every format”: ECB CEO Claire Connor praises Ben Stokes

“Superstar in every format”: ECB CEO Claire Connor praises Ben Stokes

After the all-rounder, Ben Stokes announced his retirement from One Day International cricket, the interim CEO of the England Cricket Board, Claire Connor, praised him. Stokes on Monday announced that he will play his last ODI on Tuesday, which will be against South Africa. Claire Connor said in an official statement, “Ben Stokes is a superstar in every format of our game. His remarkable contribution to the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup final at Lord’s in 2019 enabled England’s men to win that coveted trophy for the first time. Make.”

“Ben is not only one of the best players in the world but also an inspirational figure, so our ODI team will miss him. But with his decision to take the Test captaincy and with today’s busy cricket calendar, we completely understand his decision. And we respect him. We look forward to seeing him excited and thrilled in an England shirt for many years to come,” he added.

Meanwhile, the Managing Director of England Men’s Cricket, Rob Key called Stokes’ decision ‘selfless’.

“Ben Stokes has had an incredible international career in ODI cricket, culminating in his match-winning performance in the 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup final. I know it must have been a difficult decision, but I completely understand That’s why he’s come to this conclusion,” Robb said.

“I’m sure when we look at Ben’s career and look at it as a cause he will play over 120 Tests and help England in T20 matches and World Cups for many years to come. It’s usually Selfless decision that will benefit England in the long run.”

Stokes has played 104 ODIs and is set to end his international career in the format at his home ground at Seat Unique Riverside.

The 31-year-old’s ODI career will always be remembered for his player-of-the-match performance in the 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup final at Lord’s.


Stokes’ unbeaten 84 helped send the match into the Super Over as England won their maiden ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup title in the most thrilling conditions.

After making his ODI debut against Ireland in 2011, Stokes scored 2919 runs including three centuries and took 74 wickets.

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