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Ben Stokes loses contract with New Balance

New Balance says it does not Stokes' behaviour Photo: PA

Cumbrian cricketer Ben Stokes has had his contract with New Balance terminated.

The sports equipment manufacturer made the announcement on Wednesday 11 October.

Earlier the same day, the England all-rounder apologised to Katie Price and her disabled son Harvey after a video came to light of him impersonating them.

The video appeared shortly after Stokes was placed under investigation by police.

He was arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm following an incident outside a Bristol nightclub last month.

New Balance made the following statement:

New Balance does not condone behaviour by our global athletes that does not match our brand culture and values, and therefore we have ended our relationship with Ben Stokes, effective October 11, 2017.

We will not provide further comment."

– New Balance