English opening batsman Jason Roy has faced a fine along with two demerit points for showing dissent to the on-field umpires during his dismissal in the second semi-final of the ongoing 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup.
On Thursday (11th July), England and Australia met in the second semi-final of this tournament at Birmingham. Jason Roy played an important role for his team to secure a comfortable victory in that semi-final.
Chasing the target of 224 runs, English opening batsmen Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow provided the 124 runs partnership. In this crucial match, Roy completed his half-century in 50 balls. After completing that half-century, Roy was batting furiously and moving towards a fast century knock.
Jason Roy was a victim of the poor umpiring decision
Soon after the dismissal of Bairstow (34 runs), Roy also returned to the pavilion due to the wrong decision by the field umpires. On the 19.4 overs, Roy tried to play a pull shot off the Australian right-arm pacer Pat Cummins. However, he failed to make contact on that and the wicketkeeper Alex Carey grabbed that ball excellently. The Australian players made a confident appeal and the bowling end umpire Kumar Dharmasena gave that out.
Roy couldn’t believe that decision, and he was furious at the on-field umpires. As Bairstow wasted the solitary review, Roy had the only option to return to the dressing room. The UltraEdge confirmed that it was a wrong decision.
Jason Roy, who deserved a memorable century, lost his wicket on 85 runs off 65 balls (nine fours and five sixes).
However, England won that match easily as they chased down that target in 32.1 overs after losing just two wickets.
Roy escaped match-suspension
After the end of the match, Roy has been found guilty of breaching Article 2.8 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel. As a result, he received a 30% fine of his match fees and also received two demerit points. However, Roy hasn’t got any suspension for that. So, he is in no danger to miss the final of this tournament on this Sunday.
Jason Roy has also admitted the offence and sanction. So, there will be no formal hearing for this.
England will face New Zealand at Lord’s (London) in the final of this 2019 CWC on this Sunday (14th July). England will play their fourth CWC final while New Zealand will play their second CWC final. However, both teams have never won the Cricket World Cup in the past editions.