Ben Stokes’ father in critical condition in Johannesburg

Former rugby league player Ged Stokes has ‘serious illness’Stokes to miss England training session before Boxing Day TestBen Stokes’ father Ged is in “a critical condition” in a Johannesburg hospital, with the England all-rounder at his bedside. The England and Wales Cricket Board announced that the former rugby league player was taken in with a “serious illness” on Monday.Stokes was due to join his teammates in a Christmas Eve training session in Centurion, 45 minutes north of Johannesburg, but will instead be with his family. It is not yet known whether the newly-crowned BBC Sports Personality of the Year, who lit up 2019 with unforgettable performances in the World Cup and the Ashes, will be in a position to take the field at SuperSport Park on Boxing Day. Continue reading…