Ben Stokes, one of the heroes of the amazing cricketing summer of 2019, has been shortlisted for BBC Sports Personality of the Year.
We hope that you, like us, believe Ben’s fantastic performances means he deserves to be the fifth cricketer to win this prestigious award. He’d be following in the footsteps of fellow England all-rounders Sir Ian Botham and Andrew Flintoff. Ben inspired England to win their first men’s Cricket World Cup and played one of the greatest Ashes innings of all time in the one-wicket win at Emerald Headingley.
The winner is selected through a UK-only public vote and we want to galvanise the cricket community to back Ben and #VoteStokes.
If you too think he deserves to win, please Vote for Ben by phone or online during the live show on BBC1 on Sunday evening. The two-hour programme starts at 7pm and there will be a 35-minute voting window while it is on.
Please use #VoteStokes when sharing and, during the 35-minute voting window, include the live voting link, which will be revealed by the BBC on the night, to encourage as many cricket fans as possible to back Ben.