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Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). (Photo: Twitter)

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Quetta Gladiators have responded to Australian all-rounder James Faulkner’s allegations of non-payment and mistreatment during PSL 2022.

James Faulkner, who plays for Quetta Gladiators in the Pakistan Super League (PSL), left the league prematurely and blamed the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for not ‘honouring contractual agreement’.

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James Faulkner[photo: Twitter]
Australian all-rounder posted two tweets on his official Twitter handle regarding this matter and said that the treatment he had received from Pakistan Cricket Board was “a disgrace”.

I apologise to the Pakistan cricket fans. But unfortunately, I’ve had to withdraw from the last 2 matches and leave the @thePSLt20 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,” he tweeted.

PCB and Quetta Gladiators are disappointed and dismayed with the reprehensible behaviour of James Faulkner – Pakistan Cricket Board

PSL 2022: James Faulkner Will Not Be Drafted In Future Pakistan Super League Events – PCB Responds To All-rounder's Accusations

In an official statement released by Pakistan Cricket Board and Quetta Gladiators, it was stated that the board and the franchise are disappointed with the “reprehensible behaviour” of Faulkner and the Australian all-rounder has been treated with “utmost respect” during Pakistan Super League. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) stated:

“The PCB and Quetta Gladiators are disappointed and dismayed with the reprehensible behaviour 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.”

James Faulkner
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Meanwhile, PCB further added that the board has decided that Australian all-rounder Faulkner will no longer be allowed to participate in the upcoming editions of the Pakistan Super League.

“In wake of the above, and taking serious note of Mr James Faulkner’s gross misconduct that was an attempt to bring the PCB, Pakistan cricket and the HBL Pakistan Super League into disrepute.

“It has been unanimously agreed by the PCB and the franchises that Mr James Faulkner will not be drafted in future HBL Pakistan Super League events,” PCB said in an official statement.

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