Jason Roy handed a two-match suspension by ECB
England batter Jason Roy was handed a two-match suspension by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) after a disciplinary hearing. 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. Here's more.
Why does this story matter?
Roy has been banned for his next two matches in international cricket. Roy has admitted to committing himself in a manner that might affect ECB's image and bring down the game of cricket. The right-handed opener last played for England in the T20 Internationals against West Indies held in January. Post that, he participated in the Pakistan Super League (PSL), playing for Quetta Gladiators.
ECB issues a statement on Roy's suspension
A statement issued by 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."
Roy will not be a part of IPL 2022
Roy had cited bio-bubble fatigue to skip the forthcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) which will commence from March 26 onwards. The stylish opener was bought in the IPL 2022 auction at his base price of Rs. 2 crore by Gujarat Titans. Afghanistan's Rahmanullah Gurbaz was roped in as a replacement. Gurbaz joined at his base price of Rs. 50 lakh.
Roy had skipped IPL 2020 as well
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. He had cited personal reasons to skip the tourney which was impacted by the novel coronavirus.
Roy's IPL career in numbers
So far, Roy has been a part of the Delhi Capitals, Sunrisers Hyderabad, and Gujarat Lions respectively. Though was unsold in IPL 2021 auction, he was eventually roped in as a replacement by the Sunrisers Hyderabad. In 13 appearances to date, Roy has amassed 329 runs at an average of 29.91 and a strike rate of 129.02. He has struck two fifties.