England’s all-rounder Ben Stokes has been nominated for BBC Sports Personality of the Year. The all-rounder has been nominated for the prestigious award after a magnificent summer of cricket. From his World Cup 2019 heroics in the final to the Ashes dominance, the bloke has done some wonderful job for his country.
Ed Sheeran was the man who announced Ben Stokes’ name in the list of nominated people. Stokes was first of the 6 nominees whose name was announced for the award which started back in 1954.
Andrew Flintoff is the most recent cricketer to win the award, following his Ashes-winning heroics in 2005. Jim Laker (1956), David Steele (1975) and Ian Botham (1981) are the other cricketers to have won the public vote that honors the outstanding British sportsman of the year.