Jason Roy escapes ban from CWC 2019 final

2019-07-12 at 09:00

England batsman Jason Roy escaped a potential ban for the World Cup final after protesting about his dismissal during yesterday’s win over Australia.

Roy, who had struck a magnificent 85 in 65 balls, was given out caught behind off Pat Cummins, although replays showed the ball had not touched his bat or glove as he drove a pull shot.

Roy stood his ground and remonstrated with South African umpire Marais Erasmus.

England had used their review appeals by that stage of the semi-final.

With Roy having gained one demerit point already in the tournament, he risked a one-match ban, for Sunday’s final, if he was handed three points and reached the four-point limit.

The ICC said Roy received two points and a 30% fine from his match fee.

The ICC said Roy admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by match referee Ranjan Madugalle.