- Asmita Saxena
PSL 2022: Australia’s bowling bowler James Faulkner made the headlines after he launched a scathing attack on Pakistan Cricket Board for the way they treated him recently during the PSL 2022 season.
The all-rounder who represents Quetta Gladiators in the PSL withdrew himself from Pakistan’s franchise cricket league in an untimely scenario. He further blamed the PCB for not honoring the contractual agreement.
In fact, Faulkner donned the Quetta Gladiators’ outfit in the last three games in the ongoing season of the PSL. Unfortunately, he hasn’t been paid for the work rate that he put into the games so far this season.
The Australian all-rounder had been negotiating with the PCB officials over the payments. In fact, he had a heated altercation with the PCB officials. The convo was so intense that an expected incident took place behind the scenes.
The Australian international was so frustrated that he threw his bat and helmet from the lobby floor balcony onto a chandelier as reported by ESPNcricinfo.
Overall, James Faulkner has played six games in the Pakistan Super League. He hardly made an impact on the field as he could muster only 49 runs to his name. Apart from that, he was decent with the ball as he took six wickets.
PSL 2022: The Australian all-rounder took to his official Twitter account regarding the ongoing matter and then posted two Tests. In his tweets, he had conveyed his sincere apology to the fans for not being able to play the game.
Moreover, he further added that the recent treatment he had received from Pakistan’s cricket board was a disgrace. The all-rounder also highlighted that PCB continued to lie to him.
“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 honoring my contractual agreement/payments,” he added.
Faulkner couldn’t take this insult as he exposed what he faced behind the scenes to the fans on Twitter. “I’ve been here the whole duration and they have continued to lie to me,” the all-rounder added.
James Faulkner tagged PCB and PSL on his Twitter handle in his tweet and called their treatment a “disgrace”. He also wanted everyone to understand his position. His tweets went viral in no time. Faulkner also wrote that he always wanted to help get international cricket back in Pakistan.
“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,” wrote James Faulkner.
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