Stokes still preparing in case delayed IPL starts in mid-April

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England all-rounder Ben Stokes celebrates after dismissing South Africa captain Faf du Plessis
Ben Stokes was named BBC Sports Personality of the Year in December

England all-rounder Ben Stokes says he is still preparing for a return to competitive cricket in the Indian Premier League next month.

India was put into a three-week “total lockdown” on Tuesday because of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic.

The start of the IPL season has been delayed until 15 April at the earliest but it has not been cancelled.