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Ben Stokes Turns Down New Zealander Of The Year Nomination, Says Kane Williamson More Deserving

England hero Ben Stokes says "legend" Kane Williamson should be named New Zealander of the Year rather than him.

Ben Stokes Turns Down New Zealander Of The Year Nomination, Says Kane Williamson More Deserving
Ben Stokes played a key role in England's Cricket World Cup final victory over New Zealand. Kane Williamson was named the Player of the Tournament for scoring 578 runs in 10 games.
Ben Stokes Turns Down New Zealander Of The Year Nomination, Says Kane Williamson More Deserving
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2019-07-23T16:28:06+0530

Ben Stokes is "flattered" to be nominated for the New Zealander of the Year award but England's Cricket World Cup hero says Kane Williamson should receive the accolade.

Votes were cast for the New Zealand-born all-rounder to claim the prize last week after he was named man of the match following a decisive innings in a World Cup final defeat of the Black Caps at Lord's.

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However, Stokes believes New Zealand captain Williamson is the man who should be given the honour.

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"I am flattered to be nominated for New Zealander of the Year. I am proud of my New Zealand and Maori heritage but it would not sit right with me to be nominated for this prestigious award," said the 28-year-old.

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"There are people who deserve this recognition more and have done a lot more for the country of New Zealand.

"I have helped England lift a World Cup and my life is firmly established in the UK – it has been since I was 12 years old.

"I feel the whole country should align their support to New Zealand captain Kane Williamson. He should be revered as a Kiwi legend. He led his team in this World Cup with distinction and honour. 

"He was the player of the tournament and an inspirational leader of men. He shows humility and empathy to every situation and is an all-round good bloke.

"He typifies what it is to be a New Zealander. He would be a worthy recipient of this accolade. New Zealand, fully support him. He deserves it and gets my vote."

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