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England batter, who was signed by Gujarat Titans, opts to spend time with young family

England beat Jason Roy has pulled out of IPL 2022 citing the challenge of staying in the tournament bubble for an extended period. ESPNcricinfo has learned that Roy, who was signed by Gujarat Titans for his base price of INR 2 crore (USD 266,000) at the auction, informed the franchise of his decision last week. The Titans are yet to finalise a replacement.
Roy, 31, recently had a good outing in PSL 2022, which was also played within a biosecure bubble, where, despite playing just six matches, he was among the top batters in the tournament as well as the leading run-getter for the Quetta Gladiators, who finished fifth in the six-team league. Roy scored 303 runs at an average of 50.50 and a strike rate of 170.22, scoring two fifties and a hundred – enough for him to finish second on the list of tournament MVPs on the basis of ESPNcricinfo’s Smart Stats.

“With everything going on in the world over the last 3 years, it’s added up and taken a toll on me,” Roy said as part of a longer message on Instagram. “I feel it’s only right I spend some quality time with my family. As well as spending time working on myself and my game over the next couple of months leading in to a busy year.”

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