Fans on Twitter reacted after England batter Jason Roy cancels his national contract to play Los Angeles Kolkata Knight Riders in Major League Cricket. They expressed their concerns over the future of international cricket and said that Indian Premier League (IPL) doing to ECB what they did to WI and SA cricket.
Jason Roy cancels his English contract to play for Los Angeles Kolkata Knight Riders in Major League Cricket
England’s opening batter Jason Roy terminated his national contract after he was offered a two-year deal at 3.68cr INR to play for the Los Angeles Knight Riders in Major League Cricket. The batter and the ECB confirmed about the development.
Jason Roy received a lot of flak for his decision but he mentioned that his first priority is to represent England. He also added that he has taken permission from the ECB and they were happy with him plying his trade in the league.
England board confirms Jason Roy has given up his remainder of the incremental contract. pic.twitter.com/I8IPwGb9cb
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) May 26, 2023
Jason Roy is not part of the English national contract. He only plays ODIs for England and gets paid for that format only. He mentioned that the schedule of the Major League Cricket is not clashing with England’s schedule and will play in that league.
The Major League Cricket MLC will start on July 13 at the Grand Prairie Stadium in Texas. This tournament includes franchises from Indian Premier League and Australia.
Fans on Twitter react as Jason Roy cancels his English contract to play for Los Angeles Kolkata Knight Riders in Major League Cricket
As Jason Roy cancels his English contract to play for Los Angeles Kolkata Knight Riders in Major League Cricket, fans on Twitter reacted to it. They took a jibe at ECB, saying that they are getting what they did to WI and SA cricket. Here are some of the reactions:
The future is here https://t.co/ZABlGEtPbr
— Sagar (@SagarW_2002) May 25, 2023
IPL doing to ECB what they did to WI and SA cricket https://t.co/L4wDlRTG9s
— नम्रता (@_Namrataa) May 25, 2023
This could have been Alex Hales. But he chose to betray us 🔫👍🏻 https://t.co/YJrzctNKVD
— Abdullah Masroor (@Abdullaahhhh13) May 25, 2023
Yessuhhh. Bilaterals will soon die out https://t.co/5eY4CghiuF
— Woke NFL (@wokenfl) May 25, 2023
Cricket going Football way 😥 https://t.co/rTyW3aSEor
— Ajju 🌟 (@Iam_Stuck) May 25, 2023
Bosman moment of cricket
First of many https://t.co/GKu4BBta5M
— Harshad (@RedDevilHarsh28) May 25, 2023
Cricket is already dead in England. This is last crop of players from England, international cricket survives or not, doesn't matter. https://t.co/rrKPoY1YjY
— K (@klyagar) May 25, 2023
omg it’s happening https://t.co/rIYFdVbCcM
— Akshat Saraf (@akshatsaraf_) May 25, 2023
If this is true, what franchise cricket is about to do is nothing short of what the #SuperLeague would’ve done for football. There’s a fundamental shift in how the game is played, owned, marketed & sold. It could be very bad news for the sport https://t.co/Pf4fMJn2UR
— Srivats Lakshman (@srivi20) May 25, 2023
This all contract deals will ruin national cricket. https://t.co/rXBdH5EmlD
— G. (@wtfgauravvvv) May 25, 2023
— Rahul (@Rahul__12) May 25, 2023
Looks like my man gonna stay with us 💙 https://t.co/CzyUera93S
— krushang (@iamkrush18) May 25, 2023
Wouldn’t be surprised if this happens more often https://t.co/8S9VbZ3l1U
— yudhi.cod (@yudhiruia) May 25, 2023
I'm imagining IPL franchises organising a 50 over event in few years & a 4-day championship a decade later.
That's when ICC becomes as irrelevant as IPL Fairplay Award! https://t.co/mGYisoeog7
— Dr Sagar Garg (@DrGumsNProbes) May 25, 2023