James Faulkner leaves the Pakistan Super League (PSL)

The Australian all-rounder withdrew from the last two games and said the reason were contract issues with the team.

James Faulkner released a tweet apologizing to Pakistani cricket fans, saying that he was quitting the PSL due to issues with his contract. The Australian cricketer said that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had not honoured the contractual agreement he had signed. He added that he had remained in Pakistan throughout and the board kept lying to him.


He then put out a second tweet saying that it hurt to leave as he wanted to help get International Cricket in Pakistan due to the great talent there and the amazing fans.

This isn’t the first time that James has faced contract issues. In 2021, James had a fallout with the Hobart Hurricanes regarding a ‘disrespectful’ contractual offer. James said that the first offer was so bad that his manager was embarrassed to bring it to him. While it is a different situation with the PCB, where they are refusing to go through with a contractual agreement, it is sad that a professional like Faulkner has to go through this and the fans cannot enjoy watching him on the field anymore.

With James quitting, his team in the PSL, the Quetta Gladiators who are currently in 5th place in the league have suffered a huge blow. The team is coming off a humiliating 117-run loss against the defending champions, the Multan Sultans. James had not participated in the game and the team will certainly continue to struggle without him in the lineup.