England batsman Jason Roy suspended and fined £2,500 

Ground Report | New Delhi: Jason Roy; England cricketer Jason Roy has been suspended for the next two games and fined £2,500. The opening batsman admitted to one charge of ‘behaving in a manner that may be detrimental’.

An ECB statement on Tuesday confirmed that Roy’s ban will be suspended for 12 months and is contingent on good behaviour. The 31-year-old Roy is expected to be a big part of England’s plans at the T20 World Cup in Australia later this year. He recently pulled out of his Indian Premier League contract with the Gujarat Titans to spend more time at home.

The ECB statement read: “A Cricket Disciplinary Commission Disciplinary Panel has announced its sanction against Jason Roy after he admitted to a charge of behaving in a manner which may be detrimental to the interests of cricket or which may bring the game of cricket, the ECB and itself in disrepute.

“After a full disciplinary hearing in 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 have such suspension suspended for 12 months depending on good behaviour; and

“(ii) pay a fine of £2,500 before March 31, 2022.”

Roy was part of the England team that won the 2019 Cricket World Cup. But the limited overs specialist is not part of the Test side currently in the West Indies.

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