England top-order batter Jason Roy has been reprimanded by the Cricket Disciplinary Commission of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) for prejudicial conduct. Roy has been handed a two-game ban and a fine of £2,500, which must be paid by 31 March 2022. The news was confirmed in a press release published by the ECB.
“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,” read a part of the statement released by ECB.
“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 £2,500 by March 31 2022,” quoted the release further.
The offences committed by Roy haven’t been made public yet. The Cricket Discipline Committee (CDC) is a body that oversees disciplinary actions and generally publishes full written reasons for any action taken. Their guidelines allow them to abstain from doing so.
Notably, the 31-year-old last played for the Three Lions in their latest T20I defeat against West Indies in January. He also played in the Pakistan Super League for the Quetta Gladiators, but pulled out of the Indian Premier League citing bubble fatigue.
The reason behind this decision was to spend time with his young family as Jason Roy confirmed the news on social media.
“Hi everyone, especially the Gujarat Titans fans and squad. It’s with a heavy heart I have decided to pull out of this year’s tournament. I want to thank the management and captain Hardik for putting your faith in me and picking me in the auction. However, with everything going on in the world over the last 3 years it’s added up and taken its toll on me,” Roy said.
“I feel it’s only right I spend some quality time with my family. As well as spending time working on myself and my game over the next couple of months leading into a very busy year,” he added.
Check out the post here:
IPL 2022. pic.twitter.com/fZ0LofBgSE
— Jason Roy (@JasonRoy20) March 1, 2022