Go easy on Ben Stokes when it comes to cricket punishment, says Mike Brearley

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Mike Brearley, the respected former England captain, has called for a degree of clemency when the cricketing punishment is handed down to the Ben Stokes.

Nearly six weeks have passed since Stokes was arrested and then released under investigation for his part in a late night incident in Bristol on 25 September. Currently suspended from international duty, the Test vice-captain is still waiting to discover whether he will be charged.

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