IPL: Jason Roy pulls out of competition to spend more time with family

Jason Roy was due to play for new franchise Gujarat Titans in the 10-team Indian Premier League competition but has withdrawn.

England opener Jason Roy has decided to withdraw from this season's Indian Premier League.

The 31-year-old was expected to play for new franchise Gujarat Titans in the 10-team competition - which is scheduled to run from March 26 to May 29.

Roy - who had a second child in early January and played in the Pakistan Super League last month - revealed the last three years had 'taken its toll' and he now wanted to spend more time with his family. 

"It's with a heavy heart I have decided to pull out of this year's tournament," Roy wrote on his social media accounts.

"With everything going on in the world over the last three years it's added up and taken its toll on me.

"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 into a very busy year."

Roy will be hoping to help England to World T20 glory in Australia later this year, having suffered an injury during the 2021 tournament that ruled him out of the semi-final defeat to New Zealand.

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