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    Jason Roy banned for two matches

    The England and Wales Cricket Board announced on Tuesday that England batsman Jason Roy has been banned from two international matches. “The disciplinary panel of the Cricket Disciplinary Commission has said that Jason Roy has pleaded guilty to behaving in a manner that could be detrimental to the interests of cricket or could bring cricket and the ECB itself into it.

    The ECB did not disclose the details of the crime. Roy is the man who helped England win the 2019 50 Over World Cup. The player will face this ban for the next 12 months. The 31-year-old was also fined 2 2,500 ($ 3,300).

    Highlights

    • Jason Roy has been handed a 2-match ban by the ECB
    • The ban is suspended for 12 months dependent on good behaviour
    • ECB did not reveal details about Roy’s offence
    • England opener Jason Roy has been fined 2,500 pounds by the ECB
    • Roy has been handed a suspended 2-match ban from international cricket
    • The England and Wales Cricket Board announced the sanctions

    Jason Roy has been hit with a suspended two-match ban from international cricket and a £2,500 fine, the reasons for which are being kept out of the public domain by the England and Wales Cricket Board.

    Announcing the sanction on Tuesday, the ECB statement said the limited‑overs opener had accepted a charge of bringing the game into disrepute handed down by its Cricket Discipline Commission, with the suspended element of his ban “dependent on good behaviour” over the next 12 months.

    The governing body has since said the CDC, which deals with disciplinary issues in the professional game and operates at “arm’s length”, is not prepared to provide any further details about Roy’s alleged transgression, raising questions over the transparency of the process.

    The statement read: “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.”

    While Roy must pay his fine by the end of the month, he will be available for England’s next set of white-ball fixtures – a three-match away series against Netherlands in June – having most recently featured during the five-match Twenty20 series against West Indies in the Caribbean in January. The 2019 World Cup winner has since announced a break from cricket to “spend some quality time with my family” after pulling out of a £200,000 deal to play for Gujarat Titans in the Indian Premier League.

    In a statement released at the time of his IPL withdrawal, the 31‑year‑old said: “With everything going on in the world over the last three years, it’s added up and taken a toll on me. I feel it’s only right I spend some quality time with my family. As well as spending time working on myself and my game over the next couple of months leading into a busy year.”

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