- James Faulkner pulled out of PSL 2022
- Serious allegations leveled against PCB
PSL 2022, James Faulkner: Australian all-rounder James Faulkner has decided to pull out of the rest of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2022 matches. Faulkner informed about this decision on Twitter on Saturday. Along with this, Faulkner also accused the Pakistan Cricket Board of cheating him in the matter of money.
Faulkner tweeted and wrote, ‘I apologize to the Pakistani cricket fans. But unfortunately, I have to withdraw from the last two matches. I am leaving PSL due to non-payment of my contract fee by PCB. I’ve been here the whole time, but they kept on lying to me.
He wrote in another tweet, ‘Sad to leave because I wanted to help bring international cricket back to Pakistan. There is a lot of young talent here and the fans are amazing. But the way I have been treated by PCB and PSL, it is like insulting. I hope you all understand my situation.
PCB suspends Faulkner
The Pakistan Super League has issued a statement and clarified on Faulkner’s allegations. Also, they have banned this Australian player from participating in the PSL in future.
“The PCB and Quetta Gladiators are disappointed with the reprehensible behavior of James Faulkner, who was also a part of the Abu Dhabi-League of the HBL Pakistan Super League in 2021,” the statement said. Like all the participants, they were also treated with respect. In the seven years of the HBL Pakistan Super League, no player had complained about the contract.
Instead, all the players simply praised and appreciated the efforts of the PCB. This is evident from the fact that most of these cricketers have been a part of PCB’s marquee event since 2016 and have helped to make PSL a strong and popular brand as it is today.
PSL said, “These allegations by James Faulkner were an attempt to defame the PCB, Pakistan Cricket and HBL Pakistan Super League. In such a situation, it has been unanimously decided by the PCB and the franchise that James Faulkner will not be drafted in future HBL Pakistan Super League events.
James Faulkner was part of Quetta Gladiators in PSL 2022, whose performance has been quite disappointing. Quetta are fifth in the points table with just three wins from nine matches. James Faulkner participated in six matches in PSL 2022. During this, apart from scoring 49 runs, he took six wickets.