James Faulkner accused of damaging hotel property, banned for life from PSL
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Pakistan Super League (PSL) Quetta Gladiators franchise released a joint statement on Saturday about the allegations of Australian all-rounder James Faulkner. The cricketer withdrew from the tournament midway, citing irregularities in the payment of his contract fee.
In response, the board and the franchise condemned Faulkner’s act and called it “gross misconduct”. As a disciplinary measure, the cricketer was banned from participating in PSL in the future.
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The PCB also claimed that Faulkner, before he left, caused willful damage to the property of the hotel where he was staying and that the council should pay for the damage. He said he also received reports and complaints from immigration authorities that Faulkner’s behavior at the airport was inappropriate and abusive.
“As a result of the above, and taking serious note of Mr James Faulkner’s gross misconduct which was an attempt to discredit the PCB, Pakistan Cricket and the HBL Pakistan Super League, it was unanimously agreed by the PCB and franchises that Mr. James Faulkner will not be drafted in future HBL Pakistan Super League events,” part of the statement read.
Here is the full statement number of the PCB and Quetta Gladiators:
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