Ali Khan Tareen who won the bid for the sixth franchise of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) on Sunday announced the final name of his team.
The name of sixth team previously known as ‘Multan Sultans’ will remail ‘Multan Sultans’, announced Ali Khan Tareen in his video message.
Tareen announced this via a video message, stating that the decision was made after inviting views from people of South Punjab, who supported to stay with the name Multan Sultans.
Awaam ki awaaz sunn lee. Naam ka faisla ho gaya! pic.twitter.com/LmkLqEgOtI
— Ali Khan Tareen (@aliktareen) January 6, 2019
Ali Khan Tareen spent the last week in South Punjab asking his fellow South Punjabis to Name their team by running a campaign #NameYourTeam.
Mostly people voted for “Multan Sultans” instead of Multan Bahadurs and Multan Malangs.
I spent the last week in South Punjab asking my fellow South Punjabis to #NameYourTeam. Here is what they said. Final name will be announced tomorrow. But I think the verdict is pretty clear… pic.twitter.com/wMaS0tVxed
— Ali Khan Tareen (@aliktareen) January 5, 2019
Earlier, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Jahangir Tareen’s son Ali Khan Tareen won the bid for the sixth franchise of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), previously known as the Multan Sultans.
Multan Sultans previously featured in PSL 2018 under the ownership of Schon Group, but the ownership agreement was terminated earlier this year by the PCB after the owners’ failure in submitting franchise fee.
The bidding for the sixth team was held in Lahore.
“The Multan Consortium led by Ali Tareen has won the franchise rights for the sixth team, by exceeding the reserve price,” PSL tweeted.
— PakistanSuperLeague (@thePSLt20) December 20, 2018
The reserve price set by PCB was $5.21 million per annum for a period of seven years.This reserve price has been exceeded by the bid winners.
The fourth edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL), to be held in February-March next year, will have a lions’ share of the matches being hosted across all three international venues in the UAE — Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah.
With two months still to go, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) released the schedule of their marquee event to be held from February 14 to March 17 next year on Friday.
The business-end of the tournament — the last eight of the total of 34 matches — will be held in Lahore (three) and Karachi (five) with the latter hosting the final.