Ali Tareen submits bid for sixth PSL franchise


LAHORE: PTI leader Jahangir Khan Tareen’s son Ali Khan Tareen has submitted his bid for the acquisition of the ownership rights of the sixth Pakistan Super League (PSL) team on Wednesday.

Tareen revealed the information in a tweet amid much uncertainty with regard to his final decision.

Multan Sultans, whose contract was terminated by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) upon the failure of the former to meet the financial obligations, was up for bid as the sixth PSL franchise.

In a statement issued by the cricket governing body, it said that the mentioned team was unable to meet the financial agreements thence its membership was terminated.

Tareen, earlier, expressed his interest in the buy-off of the sixth PSL team; previously known as Multan Sultans and said that he is in contact with Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) officials in this regard.

“I have completed the initial work for a tender for PSL 4,” Tareen was quoted as saying.

Earlier on Wednesday, Zain Qureshi, son of foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, also hinted his interest in the buy-off of the sixth team in a tweet.

In an ambiguous tweet, Qureshi wrote that he wants the sixth team to stay in Multan.