Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Jahangir Tareen’s son Ali Khan Tareen on Thursday won the bid for the sixth franchise of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), previously known as the Multan Sultans.
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.
Ali Khan Tareen who won the bid for the sixth franchise of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) on Saturday announced that the final name name of their team will be announced on Sunday, 06 January.
Ali Khan Tareen spent the last week in South Punjab asking his fellow South Punjabis to Name their team by running a campaign #NameYourTeam.
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
What will be the name?
There are strong chances of Multan’s new owners keeping the same old name of their franchise which is ‘Multan Sultans’ as Ali mentioned his tweet ‘The verdict is pretty clear’.
There might be a brand new and anthem for team as people of South Punjab rejected the suggestion of ‘Multan Malangs’ or ‘Multan Bahadurs’.
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.