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"I am not and never going to walk away from England," Jason Roy clarifies the contract situation with ECB

ECB has accepted Jason Roy's termination and also clarified that this particular decision will not affect his selection in future for England

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Abishek Goswami
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Jason Roy has decided to terminate his England Cricket Board's contract to play in the Major League Cricket in the United States. ECB has accepted his termination. They have also clarified that this particular decision will not affect Roy's selection in the future for the national team, especially the upcoming ICC ODI World Cup 2023.

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"England men's white-ball batter Jason Roy has informed the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) that he wishes to take up an agreement with Major League Cricket in the USA later this summer. The ECB have agreed for him to play in the competition on the proviso that he gives up the remainder of his ECB incremental contract, which both parties have agreed to", ECB said in an official statement.

ECB and Jason Roy clarified the contract situation

"The ECB wish to clarify that this decision will not affect Jason's selection for England teams going forward. We have absolute confidence and faith that Jason is committed to England cricket", ECB further added.

Roy also clarified in a Twitter post that his priority will always be to represent England. He always wants to play for England on the international stage despite playing in the franchise league of the USA.

"As a single format player with no central contract, I wanted to take the opportunity to play in this competition as there are currently no scheduling conflicts with England. It benefits me as an England player to play as much competitive cricket as possible. Just to be very clear, my priority is England cricket, especially with a World Cup soon upon us. It is for me, and for any player, the greatest honour to receive a cap to play for their country."

Jason Roy is likely to play for Indian Premier League side Kolkata Knight Riders' sister franchise- LA Knight Riders. The 32-year-old has received an offer of around £300,000 for the first two seasons. MLC is all set to start on Jul 13 and will go on till 30th July. The competition will see six teams and four of them are teams owned by IPL owners. The rest two are owned by Cricket Victoria and Cricket New South Wales from Australia.

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