Jason Roy slapped 2-Match ban, $3,300 fine for misconduct from ECB: The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Tuesday handed a two-match international ban to opener batter Jason Roy along with a monetary fine of GBP 2,500 for bringing sports into disrepute.
While the ECB didn’t disclose the extent or the details of the breach committed by Jason Roy, it confirmed that the cricketer has accepted the sanctions imposed by the cricket board.
“Roy has 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.”
ECB further in a statement said that his ban is for the “next two England matches for which he is eligible for selection” but is suspended for 12 months, which will depend on good behaviour.
Along with the suspension and ban, Roy was slapped with a fine of 2,500 pounds (approx. USD 3,310), which he needs to pay by March 31 2022.
“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 behaviour; and (ii) pay a fine of GBP 2,500 by March 31 2022,” said the statement.
The England batter last featured for England in a T20I series against West Indies held in January. The cricketer then played in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) for Quetta Gladiators.
Surprisingly, Roy backed out of his IPL contract and made himself unavailable for the IPL 2022 citing bubble fatigue and announced to take a “short indefinite break from cricket”. He was purchased by Gujarat Titans (GT) for INR 2 crore base price.