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The Melbourne Renegades have signed England all-rounder Ben Stokes for the remainder of the ongoing Big Bash League (BBL) season.
Stokes will replace New Zealand opener Jesse Ryder, who suffered a back injury and has subsequently been ruled out for the rest of the tournament.
“I’m excited about coming down to Melbourne for the second half of the Big Bash season to play for the Renegades,” Stokes said. “It was great to see them get their first win on the board last Tuesday and I’m looking forward to the upcoming matches so we can build on that result and hopefully drive the team towards finals success.”
The Renegades have confirmed that Stokes will be available for their match against the Hobart Hurricanes on January 7.