Franchise league cricket, which is rapidly gaining popularity around the world, has attracted many renowned players for the huge amount of money they are getting. Some even seem ready to compromise with the central contract of their country.
The latest news is that Jason Roy, the batsman of the England cricket team, is ready to give up the central contract of his country’s national team for Major League Cricket (MLC) to be held in America. Let us tell you that Los Angeles Knight Riders, a team participating in this league with Jason Roy, has signed a contract for 2 years.
According to reports, Knight Riders will pay Jason Roy Rs 30.68 crore for this contract. In such a situation, Jason Roy may not sign his next central contract with ECB.
Significantly, Jason Roy currently plays for the limited overs cricket team of England. And, it is believed that the ICC ODI World Cup, which is going to be hosted by India this year, will also be in the England team playing in 2023. But, if Jason Roy leaves the England team before the World Cup, it will be a big blow for England.
Remind you that players like Aaron Finch, Quinton Dickock and Anrich Norkhia have joined Jason Roy Major League Cricket (MLC). And Jason Roy will be the first England player to join it. In the latest season of IPL 2023, Jason Roy was in the KKR squad.
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Significantly, the Ashes Trophy is starting in June between England and Australia. After that there will be Test series against New Zealand and Ireland in August and September. Meanwhile, England does not have any program of limited overs cricket, i.e. ODI and T20I matches with any country. As long as England schedule an ODI or T20I match or series after these series, Jason Roy will be back.
Jason Roy will play for Oval Invincible in The Hundred Cricket Tournament to be played in England. That is, the picture clearly shows that in this fast-growing era of franchise cricket, many big players are giving attention to it instead of central contract because of getting huge amount.