Faulkner did not play the last three games of his Quetta Gladiators franchise and announced his shock withdrawal on Twitter.
“…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,” Faulkner said in the first of his two posts.
1/2I apologise to the Pakistan cricket fans.But unfortunately I’ve had to withdraw from the last 2 matches and le… https://t.co/eXtve1G6rx
— James Faulkner (@JamesFaulkner44) 1645264971000
2/2It hurts to leave as I wanted to help to get international cricket back in Pakistan as there is so much young t… https://t.co/GqFZO1wRSG
— James Faulkner (@JamesFaulkner44) 1645265047000
“I’ve been here the whole duration and they have continued to lie to me.”
“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…” he added.
The PCB did not reply immediately to a Reuters email seeking details but denied Faulkner’s allegation in a Twitter post.
“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,” it said.