Jason Roy is making the headlines quite often recently. But the reasons for which he is grabbing attention lately are not for his time on-field.
In a major development, the England and Wales Cricket Board has fined 2,500 pounds and handed a two-match ban from international cricket to Jason Roy. The development was confirmed by the ECB in a statement. The statement however did not disclose the reasons behind the disciplinary actions taken on the player.
Roy’s ban will be applicable for the next two matches of England for which he is eligible for selection. However, Roy can also be suspended for 12 months if there are any more disciplinary complaints against him.
The statement from the ECB read – “A disciplinary panel of the Cricket Discipline Commission has announced its sanction on Jason Roy after he admitted a charge of conducting himself in a manner which may be prejudicial to the interests of cricket or which may bring the game of cricket, the ECB and himself into disrepute, in breach of ECB Directive 3.3.”
Notably, Roy was signed by the newly introduced Gujarat franchise of the Indian T20 League for a price of INR 2 Cr. But the English batter decided to pull himself out of the tournament citing bio-bubble fatigue. This decision on his part was criticized by fans by said that he shouldn’t have registered himself for the mega auction.
Jason Roy is considered a limited-overs specialist. He has played 98 ODIs for England and scored 3658 runs at an average of 40.2. In 58 T20Is, he has scored 1446 runs at a strike rate of 143.4.