Jason Roy Could be Fined for Breaching ICC Code of Conduct
England’s opening batsmen Jason Roy could face disciplinary action following his overwhelming participation in Thursday’s World Cup semi-finals against Australia he reached a controversial ending in Edgbaston.
Surrey’s opening batsmen scored 85-runs to put England on track to reach the target of the 224-run against the reigning champions when Australia made an appeal for caught-out at legside of wicketkeeper Alex Carey at Pat Cummins delivery.
Sri Lanka referee Kumar Dharamasena eventually handed Roy as out, leading the batsmen to request a review. The dilemma for Roy was that England had already squandered their only review of the innings with a failed attempt to overturn the decision of Jonny Bairstow scoring 34-runs.
However, Dharamasena miss-pointed a review while Australia pointing to the official’s error. Roy, with his arms outstretched, clearly believed that Dharamasena should have pointed to a wide delivery instead and that the furious batsman had to be removed from the crease by the square leg referee Marais Erasmo.
Finally, a clearly unhappy Roy, whose diatribe led television stations to apologize for his rude language, returned to the cabin, while at the argue stage England was at 147-runs for the loss of two wickets in the 20th.
Showing argues in a referee’s decision is an offense under the International Cricket Council’s code of conduct. And now referee Ranjan Madugalle could take action against him after the World Cup Final or maybe before that.