Ben Stokes. (Source: Twitter)

Ben Stokes has signed a contract extension for three years with Durham.

“I am delighted to commit to a further three years with Durham, I have had some fantastic memories playing for the Club over the years and I look forward to experiencing more of this in the future,” Stokes said.

“Ben is one of the finest players in the world and while we may not see him as much as we would like, his influence around the club remains huge. It’s fantastic to see Ben back fit and well following his time away from the game and now back playing for England in the Ashes. We are extremely happy that Ben has agreed his future to Durham for a further 3 years,” added Marcus North, Director of Cricket.