Jason Roy, England opening batsman and Riverside Capital ambassador, has been named as one of only three England-qualified players to play in the new South African T20 tournament.
Along with England captain Eoin Morgan and former England star Kevin Pietersen, Jason is one of eight ‘marquee’ internationals who have signed up to enter a draft for the franchise, scheduled to take place in November.
The trio will play in the tournament for the next two years alongside other cricket stars from around the world: Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard and Chris Gale from the West Indies, Lasith Malinga from Sri Lanka and former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum.
Jason is currently involved in the Indian Premier League, where he is playing with the Gujarat Lions. After his return, he faces a busy summer as he joins his England teammates to take on South Africa in the One Day Series, and then compete for the ICC Champions Trophy in June.