England batter Jason Roy was handed a two-match suspension by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) after a disciplinary hearing.
Jason Roy Handed a Two Match Suspension
The 31-year-old will have to pay a fine of £2500 by March 31. An ECB statement stated the ban was suspended for 12 months, subject to good behavior. There was no information though about the nature of Roy’s wrongdoing.
Roy’s banned from the next two England matches that he is eligible for will be suspended for 12 months depending on good behaviour.
The ECB statement 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.”
“Following a full disciplinary hearing at which all available evidence was heard, the Disciplinary Panel ruled that Mr. Roy should:
(i) be suspended from the next two England matches for which he is eligible for selection, but that such suspension be suspended for 12 months dependent on good behavior.
(ii) pay a fine of £2,500 by 31 March 2022.”
His county, Surrey, announced he would miss the early stages of the Championship season and instead take “a short, indefinite break from the game”. Roy is currently on holiday with his family in the Maldives.
Roy pulled out of his Rs. 2 crore (£200,000 approx.) IPL contract with Gujarat Titans last month citing his desire to “spend some quality time with my family” following his stint with Quetta Gladiators in the PSL.
Roy last played for England during their defeat in the T20I series against West Indies in January.
He later participated in the PSL, playing for Quetta Gladiators, but backed out of his IPL stint with the Gujarat Titans, stating that the cricket in the pandemic enforced bio-bubbles had taken a toll on him over the last three years and that he wanted to spend time with his family.
Roy had earlier opted out of the IPL 2020 season. He was bought in at a price of Rs. 1.5 crore by the Delhi Capitals.