England’s opener Jason Roy has been cleared to play in the final of the ICC World Cup 2019 despite showing dissent at umpire’s decision during the game against Australia on Thursday.
Jason Roy has proved a revelation for England in limited over cricket and his 85 runs against Australia helped England cruise past them and register a place in the final against the Kiwis.
Roy’s well-tailored knock came to an end after Kumar Dharmasena gave him out as caught behind off Pat Cummins. The Englishman asked for a review and Dharmasena, despite England having 0 reviews remaining, went upstairs.
The Australian players pointed out Dharmasena’s mistake, which angered Roy who believed that the officials should have gone upstairs otherwise the ball should have been called a wide instead.
Roy later apologized for using foul language on his way back to the pavilion. His behavior, however, cost him 30% of his match fee for breaching the ICC’s code of conduct which prohibits showing dissent towards the umpire.
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Roy has also received two demerit points from match referee Ranjan Madugalle, taking his tally for the tournament to three following a one-point penalty he received for an audible obscenity after dropping a catch in a group-stage match against Pakistan.
Thankfully for Roy and England, the one-match ban only occurs when a player picks up 4 penalty points.