England heave a sigh of relief as Roy escapes ban

Ross Houston
July 13, 2019

England batsman Jason Roy could face disciplinary action after his blistering innings in Thursday's World Cup semi-final against Australia came to a controversial end at Edgbaston.

Rashid told BBC Sports it's just another game of cricket with a bat and ball adding all the hard work they have put in is paying off.

Even so, Roy is still likely to be available for Sunday's final against New Zealand at Lord's should England beat Australia.

The Australia players react as Jason Roy of England remonstrates with the umpires after being given out caught behind despite not connecting with the ball.

Roy then had to be ushered from the field by Erasmus, who was stood at square leg at the time.

Eventually, a clearly unhappy Roy, whose tirade prompted television broadcasters to apologise for his foul language, made his way back to the pavilion, with England 147 for two in the 20th over.

"Roy was found to have breached Article 2.8 ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to showing dissent at an umpires decision in an global match".

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.

Australia failed to win a World Cup semifinal for the first time in eight attempts, unable to defend a total of 223 that it limped to after being reduced to 14-3 after winning the toss.

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