James Faulkner, Australian pacer has left PSL midway over some payment dispute.
He blamed the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for not honouring his contractual as well as financial obligations.
Stating that the PCB had lied to him, the 31-year-old took to Twitter and said, “ I apologise to the Pakistan cricket fans, but unfortunately I have had to withdraw from the last two matches and leave the PSL due to the @TheRealPCB not honouring my contractual agreement/payments. I’ve been here the whole duration and they have continued to lie to me. It hurts to leave as I wanted to help to get international cricket back in Pakistan as there is so much young talent and the fans are amazing. But the treatment I have received has been a disgrace from the @TheRealPCB and @thePSLt20. I’m sure you all understand my position.”
In the same thread, he came up with another tweet which said, “ It hurts to leave as I wanted to help to get international cricket back in Pakistan as there is so much young talent and the fans are amazing”.
James Faulkner Plays from Quetta Gladiators side. The Quetta Gladiators are one of the most talked-about sides of the Pakistan Super League. They are trying their best to grab the knockout berth. However, Quetta Gladiators have suffered a major blow after their star player decided to leave the tournament.
In light of the accusation by Faulkner, PCB issued a statement which said, “The PCB and Quetta Gladiators are disappointed and dismayed with the reprehensible behavior of Mr James Faulkner, who was also part of the Abu Dhabi-leg of the HBL Pakistan Super League in 2021, and, along with all participants, has always been treated with utmost respect.
“In the seven years of the HBL Pakistan Super League, no player has ever complained about the nonfulfillment of the PCB’s contractual obligations. Instead, all players have only praised and appreciated the efforts of the PCB to make their stay, appearance and participation as comfortable as practically possible. This is evident that from the fact that most of these cricketers have continued to remain part of the PCB’s marquee event since 2016 and have helped the PCB to make the HBL PSL a strong and formidable brand as it stands today.”
Quetta Gladiators are currently standing at the 5th spot.
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