England Batsman Roy escapes final ban after dissent fine

Vastavam web: England batsman Jason Roy has avoided a potential ban for the World Cup final after protesting about his dismissal during Thursday’s victory over Australia. Roy, who had struck a magnificent 85 in 65 balls, was given out caught behind off Pat Cummins, although television replays showed the ball had not touched his bat or glove as he attempted a pull shot.

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. But in a statement, the International Cricket Council said he had been given only two points and a fine of 30 percent of his match fee.

“Roy admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by match referee Ranjan Madugalle and as such, there was no need for a formal hearing,” the ICC said.