Multan Sultans is the 6th Team for PSL 2018

PSL have Multan Sultans as sixth team from 3rd Edition

multan sultans teamMultan Sultans is the 6th team to be included for PSL 3rd edition 2018. The third edition of the Pakistan Super League will see the addition of Multan Sultans as the sixth team in the competition.

Wasim Akram joined the Multan Sultans squad as the cricket operations director of the side and while Waqar Younis was expected to join the team as their mentor and head coach, he has decided to opt out.

The Schon Group won the rights to own the sixth team, which will be based in Multan, joining the Peshawar Zalmi, Quetta Gladiators, Lahore Qalandars, Karachi Kings and Islamabad United. PSL congratulated the company after they agreed to pay $5.2 m per year to join the PSL as the new team.

Mohammad Hafeez may be appointed the captain. Sri Lankan veteran Mahela Jayawardene may be appointed the vice-captain of the team. Former opener Imran Nazir has become the first Pakistani player to be signed up by the Multan Sultans.

Earlier, there were five different regions which had all been shortlisted as possible options for the fifth team, including Hyderabad, Dera Murad Jamali, FATA and Faisalabad. Multan were the final winners.

One of the reasons why a sixth team was included in the PSL is to cash in on the ever-increasing popularity of the cricket league. Last season, Pakistan cricket fans had taken to the PSL like fish towater, surpassing most expectations as far as TV ratings are concerned.

The addition of the sixth team also increases the number of games that will be played in the third edition of the Pakistan Super League. The previous two seasons of the PSL saw a sum total of 24 games played but this season, there will be 34 matches. Eight of those games during the league stage could be hosted in Pakistan while the final of the tournament will also be played in Lahore/Karachi.

In an official signing agreement, expected to take place during August in Karachi, Wasim will take the role of cricket operations director, while Waqar will be the mentor and head coach.

The PSL schedule for the 2018 edition will be released later this year. Multan owners will also announce their team name soon enough although news is out that it may be named Multan Sultans.

It will now be interesting to see how will the PSL Draft go given the inclusion of this sixth side. A new squad will obviously be named, which means other teams might have to release a few players back to their draft pool, that will be announced before the start of the PSL Draft. The sixth team will be allowed to pick around 10 players from the various categories; players who are released by the other five teams. As a result they will enter the PSL Draft on a level-playing field as the rest of the five teams.

Sethi said that the initial agreement with the rest of the franchises allowed the League to introduce a sixth team following two editions of the tournament and that the next edition of the PSL will see the inclusion of a sixth team.

Sethi hoped that the PSL governing body was looking at the possibility of hosting the 2018 final at Karachi while also making efforts aimed at hosting more matches within Pakistan.

The chairman did not hide his delight at Lahore hosting the final this year and said that the fact that the event was largely without incident served to deliver a message to the rest of the world as well.

While Sethi admitted that there was always the risk of political forces using the opportunity to further their own needs, the chairman was optimistic about hosting the PSL 2018 final in Karachi.

Currently, the PSL has five teams competing for honours – Lahore, Quetta, Karachi, Peshawar and Islamabad.

Multan Sultans Squad 2018

Imran Nazir

1142 comments… add one
  • Ghulam Hassan Aug 24, 2017, 12:30 pm

    I’m happy to come back of Imran Nazir…..

  • Ghulam Hassan Aug 24, 2017, 12:28 pm

    Queta ko bhol gye ho friends

  • Muhammad FARHAN JASWAL Aug 24, 2017, 8:49 am

    Ho sigta ha agr as bar Quetah qaldeatar ke sab player pakista a jahn to pahr multan keya Big bace ke team a jahe kuch ni kar pay gi

  • jinsar Ali Aug 24, 2017, 5:13 am

    PSL 2018 Ka Winer Insha Allah Karachi Kings Ho Ga

    • Muhammad FARHAN JASWAL Aug 24, 2017, 8:49 am

      Lun mara

    • Arslan Bashir Aug 27, 2017, 10:11 am

      karachi kings new champion 2018

      • Ali Raza Aug 29, 2017, 3:02 am

        Souhna be na

  • Muhammad Owais khan Aug 23, 2017, 5:46 pm

    Sir is taem kai kab hongy

  • Rizwan mughal Aug 23, 2017, 6:24 am

    insha Allah multan

  • Farid Aug 23, 2017, 5:54 am

    Peshawer zalmi winer 2018 psl insha Allah.

  • Farhan Ali Gola blouch Aug 23, 2017, 5:27 am

    Mere sarike quam sy darkhwast hai psl 3 may multan ko he sport kry multan zindabad.student Gct.multan

  • Farhan Ali Aug 23, 2017, 5:24 am

    Multan sultan he inshallah jeety ga psl 2018.2018 may hum sub saraike quam ise ko sport kre gy aur yehe jete ge .saraike quam ka man multan sultan.

  • naeem kpk Aug 22, 2017, 12:55 pm

    inshallah zalmi win again the tornament…………..

  • arslan asif butt Aug 22, 2017, 12:32 pm

    imran nazir verry good opner multan team.inshallaha multan sultan win psl3

  • Mohib khan Aug 22, 2017, 11:39 am

    My team p zalmi in 2season in psl… But this time my team is mohammed hafeez captan multan sultans….

  • ishfaq hussain Aug 22, 2017, 11:21 am

    Inshallah next winner Multan Sultan’s

    • Farman shah Aug 22, 2017, 2:43 pm

      Inshallah multan sultans win psl3

  • Dr Javed Aug 22, 2017, 7:08 am

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  • Dr Javed Aug 22, 2017, 7:07 am

    I wanna join the Multan Team for psl and a player.

  • Numan ishaq,Multan Aug 22, 2017, 4:07 am

    Multan sultans inshaAllah will win!😊😊😊😊😊😊

  • Anonymous Aug 21, 2017, 5:37 pm

    Karachi king the winar psl 2018

    • Ali Raza Aug 29, 2017, 3:00 am

      Karachi na jeetna ha to multan aumb lain i ha

  • M.Zahfran Aug 21, 2017, 5:01 pm

    Psl 3 ke winer multan sultan

  • MEHR ALI FAREEDI Aug 21, 2017, 2:46 pm

    Multan cricket ka sultaaaaan.
    Insha Allah Multan PSL3 jeet kr PSL ka sultan bny ga.

  • basit ismat peshaweri Aug 21, 2017, 10:29 am

    peshawer zalmi zinda bad

  • basit ismat Aug 21, 2017, 10:25 am

    peshawer zalmi 2018 winer psl

  • Mansoor Aug 21, 2017, 7:46 am

    Imran nazir ko multan sultans team ka captain bnaya jay

    • alia bhat Aug 23, 2017, 6:07 am

      agar ye imran nazir ko captin bna den to dehkna phir to champion multan he hoga but wese bhi wo acha he khelta hai.

      • Ali Raza Aug 29, 2017, 3:05 am

        Imran nazir he captain hona chahye

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  • M ßachal Aug 20, 2017, 4:32 am

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