Jason Roy of England

Jason Roy fined and given suspended two-match ban

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England opener Jason Roy has been fined £2,500 and given a suspended two-match ban from international cricket for bringing the game into disrepute.

Roy’s banned from the next two England matches that he is eligible for will be suspended for 12 months depending on good behaviour.

The England and Wales Cricket Board announced the sanctions in a statement on Tuesday but did not disclose the reasons behind the hearing and penalties.

The ECB statement said, “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.”

The 31-year-old is a white-ball specialist who has averaged 40.19 in 98 ODIs batting at the top of the order. 

Roy last played for England in the T20I series against the West Indies in January and will hope to be selected for the ODI series against the Netherlands in June this year.


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