LODHRAN: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Jahangir Tareen’s son Ali Khan Tareen on Thursday said he will bid for the sixth franchise of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), previously known as the Multan Sultans.
Speaking to a Private TV Channel, Ali said, “If we win the rights to the sixth team we will continue with the name Multan.”
We are making sure that the team from South Punjab does not get out of our hands,” Ali said, adding, “We are working on cricket in South Punjab.”
“Our goal is to make an academy and ground in every district and support club cricket so that young cricketers can have a chance to play at the national level.”
Earlier this week, Former Federal Minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s leader Jahangir Tareen’s son Ali Khan Tareen has shown interest in buying the sixth Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise previously known as the Multan Sultans.
Speaking to a private TV Channel, Ali confirmed that he is interested in buying the team.
“I want to buy the team for the fourth edition of PSL and for this reason I have had two to three meetings with Pakistan Cricket Board officials in Lahore,” he said.
Ali added, “I have completed the initial work for a tender for PSL 4.”
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had terminated the franchise agreement of Multan Sultans after they failed to meet their financial obligations.
Following the termination of the contract, all rights in respect of the team were reverted back to the PCB.
Players manager Imran Ahmed Khan said, “The ownership of the sixth team will be decided through a tender, which will be released in the first week of December.”
He added, “We are trying that the ownership rights of the sixth team are sold by next month.”
Earlier there were reports that, A few officials of Multan Sultans have already started a quest to repurchase the sixth franchise of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) ahead of the season four.
According to sources, the board is keenly interested to take services of the Multan Sultans officials to run the matters for the upcoming season.
A few officials of the franchise (Multan Sultans) are eyeing to repurchase the rights of the team with a new name of Faisalabad on lesser price tag, report suggests.