England's Ben Stokes Has No Cricket Kit as British Airways Leave Luggage Behind

Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterFebruary 21, 2014

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 24: Ben Stokes of England reacts after dropping a takes a catch to dismiss off Nathan Coulter-Nile of Australia during game four of the One Day International series between Australia and England  at WACA on January 24, 2014 in Perth, Australia.  (Photo by Will Russell/Getty Images)
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Heading out on tour should be an exciting moment in an England cricketer's career, especially one who is just making his way in international cricket.

But England's Ben Stokes is far from happy after he set off for the tour of the West Indies from his home in the north-east and found his luggage had not made it to London.

British Airways,thanks for leaving my cricket gears in Newcastle you big pile of ****

— Ben Stokes (@benstokes38) February 21, 2014

England's first game is a warm-up against a Vice Chancellor's XI on Tuesday next week, which should hopefully be enough time for his cricket gear to catch him up.

If not, he'll have to borrow a team-mate's box—and nobody wants to do that.