Pakistan super league has been a great success in the cricketing world in the previous two years. There were five teams: Karachi Kings, Lahore Qalandars, Peshawar Zalmi, Islamabad United, and Quetta Gladiators competing for the breath-taking trophy and an edition of sixth team would be highly appreciated.
Due to the growing fame and popularity Of Pakistan Super League, Pakistani Nation and PCB wanted a sixth team to be a part of the third edition of PSL. There were different suggestion given by the fans, majority wanted a team named Kashmir fighters to sympathize with the people of Kashmir, some wanted a team of their region like Faisalabad or FATA. On the 29th> of April PCB shortlisted five regions for the sixth team of Pakistan Super League third edition. The Cricket Board of Pakistan invited groups to offer for five regions mainly named Hyderabad, Dera Murad Jamali, FATA, Faisalabad and Multan. People were expecting Faisalabad or FATA to be able to play in PSL. Multan which has been bought by a well-known group ‘Schon’ came as a surprise and became the most expensive team for a price of $5.2 million per year leaving Karachi Kings team which was at a price of $2.6 million per year on the second spot. PSL administration announced the induction of its sixth team in a tweet saying “BREAKING: #HBLPSL congratulates Schon Group on meeting the reserve price of $5.2 m per year for the 6th team #Multan #AbKhel6Ka”.
The prices of the teams per year are as followed:
- Multan $5.2 million
- Karachi $2.6 million
- Lahore $2.5 million
- Peshawar $1.6 million
- Islamabad $1.5 million
- Quetta $1.1 million
With the increase of one more team in the tournament there will be an increase in the matches, excitement and fun. The fans are waiting anxiously for another competitive season of Pakistan Super League.