England Opener – Jason Roy fined, suspended and banned for two matches

Jason Roy - English cricketer suspended

The news that we don’t often hear or read that a player is suspended due to a behavior that may be prejudicial to the interest of cricket and bringing into disrepute.

England opener Jason Roy is fined with £2,500 along with 2 matches ban for which he is eligible for selection but that punishment should be suspended for 12 months dependent on good behavior.  The suspended ban means he is available for the England’s next white-ball engagement, a three-match series against Netherlands in Amstelveen in June, which is part of the ODI Super League for qualification to the next year’s men’s ODI World Cup.

The governing body CDC, which deals with disciplinary issues in the professional games and operates at “arm’s length”, is not prepared to provide further details about Roy’s alleged transgression.

The 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, in breach of ECB Directive 3.3”. 

Roy last played for England during the five-match T20I series against West Indies in the Caribbean in January and played in PSL for Quetta.

Roy who is 31 years old, withdrew from £200,000 deal with Indian Premier League (IPL) to play for Gujarat Titans announced to take a break from cricket and “spend some quality time with my family“.

Cricket over the years have become more strict with regards to the actions off the field as well and it is no more the game that once you leave the field, you are free to do anything rather your actions will impact your career as well.

Players must know that they are not just playing the game, rather they represent the nation which should be a pride and not everyone can do this so their fan-following, social media all have eyes on their actions, which gives a negative impression and this should be avoided.

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