Jason Roy has ended his contract with the England Cricket Board (ECB) to play in the inaugural edition of the Major League Cricket (MLC) in the United States.
Batsman Jason Roy has left his additional contract with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to play in the new Twenty20 tournament, Major League Cricket (MLC), in the United States.
Jason was part of the England team that won the 2019 Cricket World Cup and was dropped from the full contract in October.
Incremental contracts are given to players who can play for England on a short-term basis.
The ECB says that the MLC offered Jason an opportunity to play, and he expressed his consent to play in the MLC on the condition that he would leave his ECB incremental contract, to which both parties have agreed.
The ECB has clarified that this decision will not affect Jason Roy’s selection for England teams. We have full confidence and belief that Jason is committed to England cricket.
In a statement on social media, Roy said that he would never “go away from England” and that he has had clear and supportive discussions with the ECB about participating in the Major League Cricket.