There seems to be another contender in line for ‘The Sixth Team’, formerly known as Multan Sultans, for the upcoming edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL),
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Jahangir Khan Tareen’s son Ali Tareen has already expressed interest in bidding for the sixth team, but now, he may have found a competitor.
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi’s son Zain Hussain Qureshi has hinted at a possible interest in acquiring the franchise. In an ambiguous tweet posted earlier, the younger Qureshi said that he wants the sixth team to stay in Multan.
“South Punjab has given Pakistan some great cricketers…the sixth franchise must stay in Multan. PSL can do with some saraiki tarqa,” Zain Qureshi tweeted.
South Punjab has given Pakistan some great cricketers.. the 6th franchise must stay in Multan. PSL can do with some saraiki Tarqa 😉 #PSL4 @RealPCB_Live @InziTheLegend @waqyounis99 @captainmisbahpk @realshoaibmalik @HaiderAzhar @AJavedOfficial
— Zain Hussain Qureshi (@ZainHQ) December 17, 2018
Not too long ago, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Jahangir Tareen’s son Ali Khan Tareen 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 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.
“If we win the rights to the sixth team we will continue with the name Multan”, Ali said,
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.”
Recently, however, he said he was reconsidering his plan to bid for the team as he expressed his reservations about the estimated price of the team.
Obviously the khabr that some bidders will cross 5m are just rumours. Some group even told me they’re bidding 7m! People made similar claims last year but no ones initial bid was over 5m. #HavaiFire
— Ali Khan Tareen (@aliktareen) December 17, 2018
The Pakistan Cricket Board has invited bids from interested parties for the rights to the sixth franchise of the Pakistan Super League.
The sixth team, formerly known as Multan Sultans, had its franchise agreement terminated by the PCB after it failed to meet its financial obligations. Following the termination of the contract, all rights in respect of the team were reverted back to the cricket board.
Following the termination of the contract, all rights in respect of the team were reverted back to the PCB.
Interested parties have until December 14 to obtain bid documents from the PCB. Information obtained from any other source shall not be deemed official, the board states in its invite.
Technical and financial proposals have to reach the PCB office in Lahore by 11am December 18.
Via: Geo News / Agencies