PCB bans James Faulkner for harming PSL’s image

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Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) banned Australian cricketer James Faulkner after he made ‘baseless allegations’ on Pakistan Super League (PSL) 7’s management.

PCB informed media that Faulkner asked for payment in two of his accounts (double payment) which was refused by PSL 7’s management. In reply, the cricketer decided to leave the tournament halfway, later on, destroyed the local hotel’s property, and misbehaved with airport staff before leaving for Australia.

“In January 2022, for reasons best known to Mr Faulkner, his agent sent revised banking details of Mr Faulkner’s onshore account in Australia. However, the contracted 70 per cent of Mr Faulkner’s fee payment was transferred to his offshore UK bank account. The receipt of this payment was acknowledged by Mr Faulkner,” PCB shared.

“The remaining 30 per cent of his contractual payment only becomes due 40 days after the completion of the HBL Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2022, which now remains a matter to be reviewed in line with his contract,

“In spite of the money being transferred and received in his account, Mr Faulkner continued to insist that a second duplicate payment of the same amount be made to his account in Australia. This meant Mr Faulkner would have been paid twice,

“Prior to his departure on Saturday morning, Mr Faulkner caused deliberate damage to the hotel property and as a result had to pay damages to the hotel management. The PCB later also received reports and complaints from the immigration authorities that Mr Faulkner had acted inappropriately and abusively at the airport,” PCB’s statement added.

Quetta Gladiators alongside PCB refuted Faulkner’s allegations and the cricketer was banned from future PSL events.

On early Saturday, Faulkner took to Twitter to claim that PCB didn’t make payments to him on time. Hence, he left PSL 7 halfway and travelled back to Australia.

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