England's Stoke to get New Zealand award

England all-rounder Ben Stokes nominated for New Zealander of the Year. Stokes, born in New Zealand, played a crucial role in England`s World Cup victory and starred for the hosts in the final match against New Zealand. The left-hander played a knock of 84 runs in the final with a total of 465 runs in the World Cup.

"He might not have been playing for the Black Caps but, having been born in Christchurch, where his parents now live, and with Maori ancestry, there are clearly a few Kiwis about who we think can still claim him," Cameron Bennett, the New Zealander of the Year Awards Chief Judge said.