England opener, Jason Roy has decided not to participate in this year’s IPL due to bubble fatigue and a long time away from his family.
He has also decided to take an indefinite break from cricket so as to spend time with his young family.
Roy’s second child was born in January this year.
He was a part of this year’s Pakistan Super League where in just 6 games, he was the highest run-scorer in the tournament.
He played for the fifth-placed Quetta Gladiators in the tournament and was subsequently signed up by the Gujarat Titans for this year’s IPL.
But, a week back he informed his franchise of his decision to opt-out of the tournament.
The Titans will now have to find a suitable replacement for Jason Roy.
Roy also did not sign up for the County Championships citing the same reason.
Alec Stewart, Surrey’s director of Cricket told that they fully support Roy’s decision to spend time with his family.
In the 2020 IPL, Delhi Capitals acquired Roy for their franchise but then too he had opted out citing personal reasons.
For Roy, this would have been his 4th franchise after Gujarat Lions, Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad.