Multan becomes PSL's sixth team

Published: June 1, 2017
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The wait for the identity of the sixth team to make its way into the third edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) has finally ended.

Multan have been bought by Schon Group for a price of $5.2 million per year, as per the PSL administration.

PSL announced the news in a tweet on Thursday.

The first two edition of the PSL saw five teams competing with each other for the winner’s trophies.

Islamabad United, under the leadership of former Pakistan Test captain Misbahul Haq, won the first edition.

In PSL2, the final of which was organised in Lahore, Peshawar Zalmi under Darren Sammy’s captaincy beat Sarfraz Ahmed’s Quetta Gladiators to be crowned champions.

With the addition of the sixth team, the tournament is all set to grow with the number of matches being increased as well.

Meanwhile, according to league’s chairman Najam Sethi, four matches apiece will be played in Karachi and Lahore in the third edition; great news for Pakistani cricket fans who have been starved of international cricket in the country.

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Reader Comments (10)

  • Fiz
    Jun 1, 2017 - 8:21PM

    I was hoping for the name as Gilgit Baltistan team.Recommend

  • Waseem Sarwar
    Jun 1, 2017 - 8:32PM

    Was expecting Faisalabad’s name but good luck to Multan. Hopefully PSL will become a 8 team event in near future and all matches are played in Pakistan. PSL has been absolutely brilliant to watch so far despite Lahore’s horror run in first two seasons. Recommend

  • khayam zafar
    Jun 2, 2017 - 1:10AM

    Sialkot should have been the sixth team instead of Multan. Rubbish decision because Sialkot is world famous for manufacturing sports goods and the kind of projection these sports companies get because of PSL would have helped Sialkot sports industry big time in earning foreign exchange for the country. Just because chief selector is from Multan, Multan gets the nod. Sialkot Stallion won six or seven times domestic T20 competition in the past so deserved to be the sixth team. Poor decision whichever way you look at it. Recommend

  • NKAli
    Jun 2, 2017 - 7:38AM

    @Fiz: Gilgit Baltistan team is a very good suggestion and must be aggressively pursued for inclusion as number 7 team in PSL. Additionally, Hyderabad, Sukkar, Hazara, FATA, Gwadar teams can vie as serious contenders for number 8 team. Punjab now has 3 teams and Sindh, Baluchistan and KP 1 team each. Salams Recommend

  • khan
    Jun 2, 2017 - 8:48AM

    Gilgit Baltistan would be nice too, however, the GB folks need a sponsor. All these teams are bought by someone who have interest in the area or the team. So find a sponsor and put a team together. It will be nice to see, GB, Chitral, FATA, Faisalabad, Hyderabad etc. in the PSL.Recommend

  • Salman Saeem
    Jun 2, 2017 - 1:10PM

    @NKAli
    First 2 seasons of Pakistan Super League (PSL) had five franchises: Islamabad United, Karachi Kings, Lahore Qalandars, Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta Gladiators. Multan becomes the sixth team to join PSL in 3rd edition. That means second team from Punjab after Lahore. Are you considering Islamabad United as 3rd team from Punjab? :-)Recommend

  • Musa kazim
    Jun 2, 2017 - 3:18PM

    As I am from Multan I am very happy to know that My #Multan is the 6th team of PSL as Multan is also the 5th Largest city of Pakistan.
    I hope the Multan will win PSL trophy in 2018..
    And matches are also expected to be play in Multan,Lahore,Karachi and Rawalpindi..Recommend

  • Alli Fahad
    Jun 2, 2017 - 4:48PM

    Mashallah great to see that Multan is included in the PSL as sixth team. Hope to have a exciting 3rd Edition of Pakistan Super LeagueRecommend

  • Rafi
    Jun 3, 2017 - 10:02AM

    I was expecting that the 6th team will be Kashmir. But It’s Multan. I hope now PSL will be marvellousRecommend

  • Imran chattha
    Jun 19, 2017 - 8:00PM

    If PCB sell sixth team after Ct than it has mre worth. Anyhow good luck Team Multan.Recommend

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