Jason Roy is not terminating nation contract with England Cricket Board, but… Check the twist
While cricket fraternity was left shocked with reports of Jason Roy set to terminate his national contract with England Cricket Board in the wake of lucrative deal from one of the league’s franchises, the right-handed batter released a clarification stating that representing his country is his ‘top priority.
Earlier, reports were doing the rounds hinting that Jason Roy had been offered a two-year deal worth £300,000 by the franchise, raising doubts over his appearance in the fifty-over World Cup this year.
“Following a bit of unwanted speculation over the 24 hours, I wanted to clarify that I am not and never will ‘walk away from England. Representing my country continues to be my proudest moment as professional cricket. I hope to play for England for many more years, that remains my priority,” Roy said in his statement.
What’s the twist?
The Englishman further revealed that he had a clear and supportive conversation with the ECB about participating in Major League Cricket and that board is happy to let him play but. “As long as they didn’t have to pay me for the remainder of the contractual years,” Roy added.
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No Scheduling Conflict:
The senior England batter also said that as he is a single format player, he wanted to take the opportunity to play Major League Cricket as there are currently no scheduling conflicts with England. “It benefits me as an England player to play as much as competitive cricket possible,” he added.
World Cup is priority:
Roy finally admitted that his priorities are vey clear and it would be his ‘greatest honour to receive a cap to play for’ his country in World Cup.
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