England men’s white-ball batter Jason Roy has expressed his desire to participate in Major League Cricket (MLC) in the USA during the upcoming summer.

To allow him to join the competition, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has reached an agreement with Roy. As per the agreement, he will need to relinquish the remainder of his ECB incremental contract. Both parties have agreed to this arrangement.

The ECB wants to make it clear that this decision will not have any negative impact on Jason’s selection for England teams in the future. In a statement, they express unwavering confidence and faith in Roy’s commitment to English cricket.

They believe that he will continue to contribute significantly to the national team despite his participation in MLC.

By granting Jason Roy permission to play in Major League Cricket, the ECB is allowing him to explore new opportunities and experiences in the USA. It also highlights the growing interest and appeal of MLC as a platform for international players to showcase their skills and compete at a high level. Roy’s decision to pursue this opportunity underscores the global reach and allure of cricket as a sport.

Meanwhile, Moeen Ali has been offered a multi-franchise contract and he could stop playing for England. According to the Telegraph, Major League franchise Texas Super Kings, owned by Chennai Super Kings, have offered a lucrative contract to Moeen for the second edition of the MLC.

He will play for CSK, Texas Super Kings and Joburg Super Kings.