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PCB releases entire details of James Faulkner’s PSL contract

By BetBarter Staff

February 21, 2022

James Faulkner has been part of numerous controversies throughout his career. Recently, he accused PCB for not clearing his dues and pulled out of the PSL. Later, PCB clarified the matter and revealed that Faulkner was paid according to the contact to the details he provided, adding that he was deported from Pakistan after he damaged a hotel property. He was subsequently banned from playing in the Pakistan Super League for an alleged breach of contractual obligations by the PCB.

According to the reports of GEO TV, Faulkner has been accused of misconduct for franchises and domestic teams in the past. He had made some shocking comments about the West Indies team in 2014. “I don’t particularly like them, Nobody in particular,” he said.

He was also fined £10,000 for driving under the influence of alcohol when playing in the county cricket in England. Last year, he complained about low pay from his Big Bash League team, Hobart Hurricanes.

Meanwhile, as a result of the all-rounder’s exit from the competition, PCB released a statement and revealed the contract details that he signed. In addition, they revealed why he was asked to pay the compensation to the hotel.

Here are the details released by the PCB.

■In December 2021, Mr James Faulkner’s agent confirmed the offshore United Kingdom bank details to which his fee payments should be transferred. This was noted for action.

■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.

■Accordingly, payments due to Mr Faulkner as per his contract are fully up to date.

■The remaining 30 per cent of his contractual payment only becomes due 40 days after the completion of the HBL Pakistan Super League 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.

■He further threatened and refused to participate in his side’s match against Multan Sultans on Friday afternoon until his money demands were met.

■The PCB, as a responsible organisation, engaged with Mr Faulkner early Friday afternoon in an attempt to reason with him. Despite his reprehensible and insulting behavior during the conversation, Mr Faulkner was assured that all his grievances would be addressed. He refused to reconsider his decision to take the field in a crucial match for his side, let his team down and demanded that his travel arrangements be immediately made.

■During this time, the PCB was also in constant contact with his agent, who was regretful and apologetic.

■ 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.” read their statement.