Mustafa Kamal demands separate PSL franchise for muhajirs


KARACHI – Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) President Mustafa Kamal is unhappy with what he perceives to be deliberate ignoring of muhajirs by the Pakistan Super League.

Kamal did not mince his words and called for the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to ensure that the PSL comes up with a seventh franchise for muhajirs.

“If they don’t want to create a separate team for muhajirs then they should just change their name from Pakistan Super League to Anti-Muhajir Super League,” said Kamal. “I appeal to the PCB to take action in the creation of this team and hand over its management to someone who will work for the muhajirs.”

Mustafa Kamal has urged the establishment to help orchestrate this move, which the PSP President said was “integral for peace in the country.”

Meanwhile, even though the PCB is yet to confirm whether or not a seventh franchise for the muhajirs is in the offing, bidding wars have already begun with Mustafa Kamal himself and the Mutahhida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) Chief Farooq Sattar the frontrunners to become the franchise owners.

According to credible reports, should a muhajir team get the go-ahead the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) is ready to convert itself into a PSL franchise, with no changes in the existing squad expected.