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Money over Country: Jason Roy to terminate England contract for ₹30 crore T20 league deal 

CricketMoney over Country: Jason Roy to terminate England contract for ₹30 crore T20 league deal 

Srinagar: In a major news today from the World of Cricket that has taken everyone by surprise, England opener Jason Roy is set ti terminate his England contract for playing in T20 league for a deal worth staggering £300,000 (30 crores).

As per report by Daily Mail/UK , Jason Roy who was recently part of KKR in IPL 2023, is going to sign a deal with Los Angeles Knight Riders in Major League Cricket in the United States this summer is worth £300,000 over two years with the likelihood of terminating his England contract and risking place in England World cup team. 

“The World Cup-winning opening batter has been offered a two-year deal worth around £300,000 by the Los Angeles Knight Riders, which he wants to pursue despite the risk it could jeopardise his place in England’s squad for this year’s 50-over title defence in India,” Daily Mail report said.

Roy is currently contracted by the ECB on a so-called incremental deal until October, which gives the governing body some control over his schedule, it said.

If that happens Roy would become the first England player to walk away from a central contract in order to pursue alternative ambitions with a Twenty20 franchise.

The report said that Roy has held talks with the ECB over the last few weeks with an announcement on his future expected shortly. 

“As Major League Cricket clashes with the County Championship and T20 Blast it is understood that the ECB are only prepared to grant Roy the No Objection Certificate required to play if they cancel his incremental deal.While Roy retains ambitions to play for England the security of the two-year offer he has received from LA Knight Riders is a significant factor in his reasoning,” report said.

The report in Daily Mail termed Roy’s willingness to walk away from an ECB deal as a  threat to international cricket posed by the rise of T20 franchise leagues, fuelled by the huge growth of the IPL. 

“Mail Sport revealed earlier this month that Mumbai Indians are preparing to offer Jofra Archer a 12-month contract that would take precedence over his ECB deal and Roy’s move reflects this trend, as the LA Knight Riders are owned his IPL team, Kolkata Knight Riders,” it said.

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