Jason Roy will play for the LA Knight Riders in the MLC of America.Image Credit source: PTI
New Delhi: There has been turmoil in England cricket for the last few days. T20 cricket is becoming the reason. One, there have been reports during IPL 2023 that some players of England may break ties with the English Board by signing a contract to play franchise cricket throughout the year. explosive batsman jason roy As your case has come to the fore. The contract between Roy and the England Cricket Board is broken midway. This has raised questions whether Roy will be able to play for England again?
On Thursday, May 25, the British newspaper Daily Mail created a sensation by revealing that Jason Roy was going to end his contract with the England Cricket Board to play T20 cricket in America. The Major League Cricket T20 tournament is starting in America for the first time in July, in which Roy has received a contract offer of 3 million pounds i.e. about 3 crore rupees from LA Knight Riders.
Will play in America, will not break ties with England
Ever since this news came to the fore, there were speculations and questions that whether Jason Roy will not play for his country’s cricket team now? The answers to these questions have been found. Explosive batsman Roy himself issued a statement confirming the news about the contract and told that he discussed it with the ECB and the board gave him permission.
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— Jason Roy (@JasonRoy20) May 25, 2023
Along with this, 32-year-old Roy also made it clear that he would not like to go away from England cricket and would like to represent the national team even further. Jason Roy called it an honor to play for the England cricket team. Roy, who was part of the English team that won the World Cup 2019, also said that England cricket is a priority for him and he would also like to play in the World Cup to be held in India this year.
ECB statement on Jason Roy. Going to Major League Cricket after Surrey’s Blast campaign ends, has given up his incremental deal, but it will not affect his selection for England. pic.twitter.com/1DY663nYWd
— Will Macpherson (@willis_macp) May 25, 2023
Will Roy be selected in the England team?
Not only Jason Roy, but the England Cricket Board also issued a statement regarding this. The board also told that it has agreed to Jason Roy playing in Major League Cricket but for this he will have to give up the remaining part of his contract and for this both the parties have agreed. At the same time, ECB also made it clear that this contract will not affect the selection of Jason Roy and the board is hopeful that the explosive batsman will be available for selection even further.