Jason Roy wants to renegotiate ECB contract in order to play MLC T20 in United States
May 25 (PTI) Opener Jason Roy is mulling over renegotiating his contract with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) in order to take up lucrative offers to play in the first season of the upcoming Major League Cricket (MLC) in the United States of America.
With global cricket ecosystem witnessing an increasing loyalty shift towards franchise-based T20 leagues, a lot of English cricketers like Roy would be sought after in every league and it might make them think about the amount of time they want to devote in national duty. Six players from England - Roy, Topley, Harry Brook, Dawid Malan, Matthew Potts and David Willey - have incremental contracts with the ECB. The report informed that these contracts are worth around GBP 66,000 per year and act as a 'top-up to County salaries'.
Apart from the right-handed opening batter Roy, who recently played for the two-time Indian Premier League winners Kolkata Knight Riders, fast bowler Reece Topley is also considering making the same move.