James Faulkner pulls out of PSL 2022 citing payment issues

Faulkner said PCB didn’t clear his dues

James Faulkner
James Faulkner (Image source: Twitter)

Over the years, the Pakistan Super League has emerged as one of the best T20 leagues in the world. When it comes to quality, Pakistan’s T20 league is right there among the best. However, in what comes as surprising news, there seems to be some issues with respect to the payments for James Faulkner.

The Australian all-rounder has gone on to make a shocking revelation about the league. He took to Twitter to say that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), as well as the PSL, haven’t honoured his contractual agreements and payments. Thus, the Tasmanian has decided to pull out of the PSL

“1/2 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.” read James Faulkner’s Tweet.

In another Tweet, Faulkner expressed his disappointment over leaving the tournament midway. However, he stated that the treatment he has received from the league and board was a “disgrace”. The bowling all-rounder then apologised to all the fans.

“2/2 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.” Read his Tweet.


However, Farid Khan, who happens to be a journalist, has gone on to raise doubts over Faulkner’s claims. He mentioned that the 31-year-old has been involved in controversies in the past as well. He said that Faulkner didn’t leave, but was sent back home.

“Faulkner has been involved in controversies in the past too, I didn’t want to tweet it but I will have to. Faulkner was sent back home this morning, he had broken the chandelier of PC hotel in Lahore too, had thrown his personal belongings in disgust as well [1/2]” read Farid Khan’s Tweet.

“There has never been a single issue with PSL due to non payments EVER. All players are paid 50%-70% in advance and rest of the payment is released too. PSL has happened every year smoothly and without any issues. The PCB should issue press release and reveal the real thing [2/2]” read his second Tweet.




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