Lahore (Web Desk): Quetta Gladiators' James Faulkner has withdrawn from the remaining matches of his team in the seventh season of Pakistan Super League (PSL) and accused the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for not 'honouring' his 'contractual agreement'.
In a series of tweets, the Australian cricketer said that the treatment he received from the PCB was a disgrace.
I apologise to the Pakistan cricket fans.
I’ve been here the whole duration and they have continued to lie to me.— James Faulkner (@JamesFaulkner44) February 19, 2022
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.
I’m sure you all understand my position.— James Faulkner (@JamesFaulkner44) February 19, 2022
In response, the PCB said it had taken notice of Faulkner's allegations and would release a detailed statement on the matter.
The PCB and Quetta Gladiators have regretfully taken note of Mr James Faulkner's false and misleading accusations and will shortly be releasing a detailed statement on the matter.#HBLPSL7— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) February 19, 2022
According to sources, the Australian all-rounder was paid 70% of the salary just like the PCB pays to all its participating players in the middle of the HBL PSL edition.
His payment was transferred by the PCB in his given Australian bank account but Faulkner told that he is no more using this account and provided another account details.
The sources added that that before departure, he damaged the hotel's property and had to pay damages at the time of check-out. At Lahore immigration, he again misbehaved with the security staff who have already escalated the matter to the higher authorities.