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Cricketer Ben Stokes is now the highest overseas earner in the Indian Premier League.
In 2005, when he was living in Cockermouth, Border TV spoke to him at the local cricket club.
Ben Stokes became England's most expensive player ever at the Indian Premier League at Monday's auction.
Exactly a week after discovering he will be England's new Test vice-captain, the Cumbrian all-rounder learned he will be earning more than £1.7m with Rising Pune Supergiants.
Here is a list of the most expensive England players in the competition's history.
- 1 - Ben Stokes, Rising Pune Supergiants, £1.74m (2017)
- 2 - Tymal Mills, Royal Challengers Bangalore, £1.44m (2017)
- 3 - Kevin Pietersen, Royal Challengers Bangalore, £1.24m (2009)
- 3 - Andrew Flintoff, Chennai Super Kings, £1.24m (2009)
- 5 - Chris Woakes, Kolkata Knight Riders, £500,000 (2017)
- 6 - Jos Buttler, Mumbai Indians, £455,000 (2016)
- 7 - Ravi Bopara, Kings XI Punjab, £360,000 (2009)
- 8 - Stuart Broad, Kings XI Punjab, £320,000 (2011)
- 9 - Eoin Morgan, Kolkata Knight Riders, £280,000 (2011)
- 10 - Paul Collingwood, Delhi Daredevils, £220,000 (2009)
- 10 - Owais Shah, Delhi Daredevils, £220,000 (2009)
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The Cockermouth all-rounder will earn £1.7m playing in the Indian Premier League.