Jason Roy got an offer of 30 crores.
The English batter made a clear choice between the league and the country.
New Delhi. Franchise cricket has made a different identity around the world. Teams buy smoky batters for a hefty amount and include them in their ranks. But franchise cricket has become a wall between the country and the players. However, players choose their country first before this. But the views of England’s veteran batsman Jason Roy were visible to the contrary. Due to one of his big decisions, he has become a big issue in the cricket world. But Star Batter has now put a full stop to this discussion.
In fact, for the Major Premier League to be held in America, Jason Roy received a contract offer of 30,000 pounds (Rs 30 crore) from Los Angeles Knight Riders for 2 years. After which, even before the World Cup, they were considering going out of their central contract. But now he has ended this discussion. Through a long post on Twitter, Jason Roy made it clear that he would prefer his country over league cricket. However, he can also be seen playing for the Knight Riders as the Major Cricket League will run from July 13 to 30 and in the meantime England’s schedule will not clash with him.
I will never leave England – Jason Roy
Jason Roy wrote in a post on Twitter, ‘After some unwanted speculation in the last 24 hours, I wanted to clarify that I am not leaving England and will never leave. It is my proudest moment to represent my country as a professional cricketer. I hope to play for England for many more years, that is my priority. I have had frank and helpful discussions with the ECB regarding my participation in Major League Cricket. The ECB was happy for me to play in the competition, as long as they didn’t have to pay me for the remaining year of the contract.
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He said, ‘Without any central contract, I wanted to be a part of this competition. As there is currently no scheduling conflict with England. As an England player, it benefits me to play as much competitive cricket as possible. Obviously my priority is England cricket, especially as we get closer to the World Cup. It is the biggest honor not only for me but for any player to get the cap of his country.
Tags: England Cricket, Jason Roy, world cup 2023
FIRST PUBLISHED : May 25, 2023, 22:53 IST
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