Intoxicated’ Faulkner goes berserk in hotel before leaving PSL

By: News Desk
Published: 05:07 PM, 19 Feb, 2022
Intoxicated’ Faulkner goes berserk in hotel before leaving PSL
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Australian all-rounder James Faulkner Saturday broke into the PC’s hotel room, breaking the lobby chandelier as he was intoxicated and kept on blabbering on, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

According to the source, Faulkner hit the helmet to the chandelier.

On taking the action, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) sent James Faulkner back in the morning.

Quetta Gladiators' James Faulkner earlier announced his withdrawal from the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL), blaming the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for failing to "adhere to the contractual agreement", reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

The Australian all-rounder has apologized to Pakistani cricket fans for his withdrawal from the Gladiators last two matches against Multan Sultans on yesterday (Friday) and tomorrow's (Sunday) match against Karachi Kings.

Taking to Twitter, Faulkner said "I apologize to Pakistani cricket fans. But unfortunately I had to withdraw from the last two matches and leave @thePSLt20 due to @TheRealPCB not honouring my contractual agreement/payments," he said in a tweet.”

Faulkner blamed the PCB for continuing to "lie" to him despite his full-time presence at the seventh edition of the PSL.

Faulkner said it "hurts" to leave because he wanted to "help" bring international cricket back to Pakistan.

The 31-year-old Faulkner added "It pains me to leave because I wanted to help bring international cricket back to Pakistan as there is so much young talent and the fans are amazing.

He stated that, despite his attempts, the treatment he received from the PCB and the PSL management had been "disgraceful". "I'm sure everyone understands my position," Faulkner concluded.

On the other hand, PCB denied the accusation, levelled by Faulkner, as the board stated on Twitter: “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”.