Lord Patel is revealed as an ‘ECB suit’ who Ben Stokes told to ‘fuck off’ in 2019

EXCLUSIVE: Lord Patel is revealed as the ‘ECB suit’ Ben Stokes told to ‘f*** off’ after asking for a selfie after 2019 World Cup triumph… with furious England star having been banned from 2017-18 Ashes tour on Bristol Brawl

  • The career of England Test captain Ben Stokes is explored in a new documentary
  • sports mail can now reveal the identity of the ‘ECB suit’ Stokes was angry at
  • Lord Patel was working with the ECB in 2019 when Stokes told him to ‘f*** off’
  • Stokes was angry at being banned from the 2017-18 Ashes tour during the Bristol brawl

By Matt Hughes for the Daily Mail

Published: 22:31 BST, 23 August 2022 | Updated: 11:25 p.m. BST, 23 August 2022

Yorkshire chairman Lord Patel was the mysterious ‘ECB suit’ who Ben Stokes told to ‘fuck off’ after England’s spectacular 2019 World Cup victory, sports mail can reveal.

In a documentary by Amazon Prime Due to be released on Friday, the England captain says he was so angry at the ECB for banning him from the 2017-18 Ashes tour over the infamous Bristol brawl that he swore at a senior executive who asked for a selfie at Lord’s two years later.

Patel was the ECB official who bore the brunt of Stokes’ rage. The former social worker was at the time Principal Independent Director of the ECB.

Yorkshire chairman Lord Patel was in Ben Stokes’ firing line in 2019, Sportsmail can reveal

Stokes, after winning the 2019 World Cup, told Patel, then working at the ECB, to

Stokes, after winning the 2019 World Cup, told Patel, then working at the ECB, to “f*** off”

He left the governing body in 2020 before being named chairman of Yorkshire last year.

Patel may feel unhappy to have fallen victim to Stokes’ wrath, but the all-rounder has no regrets.

“If that person didn’t know how I felt about them at the time, they knew on the night of the World Cup final,” Stokes says in the documentary.

Stokes was suspended from all cricket for four months and removed as England vice-captain after being charged with brawling.

He was acquitted in August 2018, but an ECB disciplinary committee later found him guilty of discrediting the game.

Stokes is the subject of a new Amazon Prime documentary which focuses on his life and career

Stokes is the subject of a new Amazon Prime documentary which focuses on his life and career

Stokes is the subject of a new Amazon Prime documentary which focuses on his life and career

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