The country’s opener Jason Roy is going to cancel the contract with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to play in the franchise-based major cricket league in the United States in the coming summer.
England’s World Cup-winning opener Roy has been offered a two-year deal worth around £300,000 by franchise league team Los Angeles Knight Riders. This was said in a report published in the local Daily Mail newspaper.
This may jeopardize Roy’s chance to play in the England team in the next ODI World Cup. Despite such risks, it wants to take advantage of the opportunity to remain contracted with the ECB until next October in an incremental agreement.
Roy was a key member of the England team that won the ODI World Cup at home under the leadership of Eoin Morgan in 2019. However, Roy lost his place in the team last summer. As a result, he was not in the team of the last Twenty20 World Cup. England won the World Cup title.
Although not in the T20 World Cup, Roy later got a place in the ODI team. Then he played 9 matches against Australia, South Africa and Bangladesh. Coach Matthew Motts’s chances in the upcoming ODI World Cup are controversial.
Royer has been in talks with the ECB for the past few weeks to make a quick announcement on the future. At the same time Major League Cricket League, England County Championship and T20 Blast are scheduled to be disrupted. In order to get a no-objection letter to play in the United States, Roy will have to cancel the incremental agreement with the ECB.
According to the report of Mail Sports, Roy will be the first player from England to sign a contract in the Major League. Meanwhile, Aaron Finch, Quinton de Kock and Enrich Nortey have been announced as foreign stars in the new US league.