Ben Stokes - Statement
Ben Stokes’s father, Ged, was admitted to hospital on Monday in Johannesburg after suffering a serious illness. He remains in a critical condition.
The all-rounder will not be at England’s training session at SuperSport Park this afternoon so that he can be at his father’s bedside.
The England and Wales Cricket Board, with the support of Ben and his family, request that the media and public respect Ben and his family’s privacy at this time.