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James Faulkner, Pakistan Super League, Quetta Gladiators, pay dispute, Pakistan Cricket Board, statement

By on February 19, 2022 0

The Pakistani Cricket Board and Pakistani Super League side Quetta Gladiators have slammed James Faulkner after the Australian left the team over a payout dispute, calling his behavior “reprehensible”.

Having not played in the Gladiators’ previous three PSL fixtures, Faulkner has confirmed he will play no further roles for the remainder of the season despite his desire to “help bring international cricket back” to the country.

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“I apologize to Pakistani cricket fans. But unfortunately I had to withdraw from the last 2 games and leave @thePSLt20 as @TheReaclPCB failed to honor my contractual agreements/payments. Faulkner tweeted Saturday evening (AEDT).

“I was here the whole time and they kept lying to me.

“It hurts to leave as I wanted to help bring international cricket back to Pakistan as there is so much young talent and the fans are amazing.

“But the treatment I received was a disgrace from @TheRealPCB and @thePSLt20.

“I’m sure you all understand my position.”


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However, the PCB and the Gladiators released a strongly worded statement in response and listed a summary of the facts.

“The PCB and Quetta Gladiators are disappointed and appalled by the misconduct 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 the utmost respect,” the statement read.

“During the seven years of the HBL Pakistan Super League, no player has ever complained about non-compliance with PCB contractual obligations.

“Instead, all the players have done nothing but praise and appreciate the efforts of the PCB to make their stay, appearance and participation as comfortable as possible.

“This is evident from the fact that most of these cricketers have continued to be part of the PCB’s flagship event since 2016 and have helped the PCB to build HBL PSL into a strong and formidable brand as it stands today. today.”

The PCB detailed the timeline of events that led to Faulkner’s tumultuous exit, starting in December when Faulkner’s agent confirmed details of an offshore bank account in the UK into which the Tasmanian’s fee payments would be transferred.

But the following month Faulkner’s agent sent revised bank details for his onshore account in Australia, but 70% of his payment charges would be transferred to the UK offshore account.

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA – DECEMBER 27: James Faulkner of the Hurricanes plays a shot during the Big Bash League match between the Brisbane Heat and the Hobart Hurricanes at The Gabba on December 27, 2020 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)Source: Getty Images

The PCB said all payments due to Faulkner were up to date, but he continued to insist that a second duplicate payment be made to his account in Australia.

Faulkner “further threatened and refused to participate” in the Gladiators’ game against the Multan Sultans last Friday (AEDT).

In a meeting between Faulkner and the PCB on Friday afternoon, the governing body assured that all of its issues would be addressed, despite the Australian’s “reprehensible and insulting behaviour” in which he “refused to back down on his decision to take the field in a crucial match”. for his part, let his team down and demanded that his travel arrangements be made immediately.

Then on Saturday morning, before he left, Faulkner “caused willful damage to hotel property” and had to pay damages fees to hotel management.

The PCB also received “reports and complaints from immigration authorities that Mr. Faulkner acted inappropriately and abusively at the airport.”

Due to the recent craze, the PCB and PSL franchises have unanimously agreed that he will not be drafted in future PSL events.