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“Will Never Walk Away From England”, Jason Roy On MLC Participation

Jason Roy On MLC Participation: England Cricketer Jason Roy has become a quite talkative topic right after a report stated that he is planning to terminate his incremental contract with the ECB in order to take up lucrative offers to play in the first season of the upcoming Major League Cricket (MLC) in the United States of America.

Jason Roy On MLC Participation

Earlier a report states that Jason Roy has decided to terminate his central contract with England to play for Los Angeles Knight Riders, a franchise owned by the owners of Kolkata Knight Riders.

Jason Roy stated that he hopes to continue playing for England for “many more years”, he added that the ECB has allowed him to play in MLC after “clear and supportive conversations”.

Following a bit of unwanted speculation over the last 24 hours, I wanted to clarify that I am not and never will ‘walk away from England’.

Representing my country continues to be my proudest moment as a professional cricketer. I hope to play for England for many more years, that remains my priority.

I’ve had clear and supportive conversations with the ECB about participating in Major league Cricket. The ECB were happy with me to play in the competition as long as they didn’t have to pay me for the remainder of the contractual year.

As a single-format player with no central contract I wanted to take the opportunity to play this competition as there are currently no scheduling conflicts with England. It benefits me as an England player to play as much competitive cricket as possible.

Just to be very clear, my priority is England cricket, especially with a World Cup soon upon us. It is for me, and for any player, the greatest honour to receive a cap to play for their country.

Meanwhile, the ECB echoed the vision and said: “England men’s white-ball batter Jason Roy has informed the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) that he wishes to take up an agreement with Major League Cricket in the USA later this summer. The ECB have agreed for him to play in the competition on the proviso that he gives up the remainder of his ECB incremental contract, which both parties have agreed to.

“The ECB wish to clarify that this decision will not affect Jason’s selection for England teams going forward. We have absolute confidence and faith that Jason is committed to England cricket.”

The Major T20 League will be played in the United States of America, and IPL franchises have invested heavily in it. The MLC is set to kick off on July 13 and will continue till 30 this year at the Grand Prairie Stadium in Texas.

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