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

1141 comments… add one
  • abid ali Sep 4, 2017, 3:24 am

    Bhai 2018 ka draft kab hoga

  • Uzair khan Sep 3, 2017, 11:40 am

    Multan sultan ka captan kon hy

    • abid ali Sep 4, 2017, 3:25 am

      Mohammad hafeez

  • abdul ikram khokhar Sep 3, 2017, 5:24 am

    A b devilliars or ben stoke ko lahore main hona cheheye…

  • unknown Sep 1, 2017, 2:34 pm

    multan team
    harise sohail
    hafeez
    fawad alam
    imran nazir
    mahaila jaiwardana
    junid khan
    shabaz nadeem
    include in multan sultan

    • umar Sep 3, 2017, 6:13 am

      😜

  • bilal khan Sep 1, 2017, 6:42 am

    multan sultans team squad mai kon kon hai bhai

  • ASAD SABQI Aug 31, 2017, 10:46 am

    Multan Sultans will win the PSL3.

  • Farooque ahmed Aug 31, 2017, 9:49 am

    Ab d villiers kon se team me. Hai. Bhai. Jaan??

  • Zarar gul Aug 31, 2017, 9:12 am

    ben stokes or martin guptil konse team mein hai bato koi to

  • Saad Aug 31, 2017, 9:02 am

    Yes honi chahiye Karachi Kings ki team
    Babar Azam
    Chris Gayle
    AB de Villiers
    Kumar Sangakkara
    Shoaib Malik
    Kieron Pollard
    Imad Wasim
    Shahid Afridi
    Mohammad Amir
    Sohail Khan
    Usman Khan Shenwari

  • HasXn Al baloshy Aug 29, 2017, 3:40 pm

    Well come Afridi to Karachi kings …. 👊🏿👊🏿

  • Umar Rashid Aug 29, 2017, 2:45 pm

    pak must increase its cricket by Invite world’s other teams….& players..God blessing Pak

    • Owais shah Sep 9, 2017, 8:06 pm

      Multan sultan good team
      Is team me captan hafeez ko nhi hona chaiye
      Captan ho to youngster cricketer kun k unka confidend bilt ho
      Meri parsnal advice he k koi young cricketer ko captan bnaye dates it..

  • Parvez khan mugheri Aug 29, 2017, 12:59 pm

    Ab de Villiers and Imran nazeer my best palars

  • Ali prince Aug 29, 2017, 2:38 am

    I am very happy to come back imran nazir

    • raza Aug 29, 2017, 2:47 am

      I am very happy to come back imran nazir

    • ali Aug 29, 2017, 3:14 am

      Virat kholi be psl ma aya ga

      • Je Aug 29, 2017, 12:21 pm

        Je

  • ali Aug 29, 2017, 2:31 am

    I am very happy to come back imran nazir

  • Anonymous Aug 28, 2017, 11:48 pm

    Ab divillers
    Imran nazir
    De cock
    Imran farhat
    Mustafizur rahman
    Rashid khan
    Andre russel
    Multan ahmed

  • Zafar Aug 28, 2017, 2:12 pm

    Well come multan and pray for imran nazir for his bright futer best of luck.

  • Hassnain Aug 27, 2017, 11:47 am

    Ab de Villier ko LAHORE MEIN SELECT KARO.

  • Syed idrees Aug 27, 2017, 11:12 am

    Afridi decided bad decission to join Karachi kings

  • Arslan Bashir Aug 27, 2017, 10:07 am

    me to

  • Ahsan Abbas Khan Aug 27, 2017, 8:25 am

    welcome multan

    • Ali Raza Aug 29, 2017, 2:42 am

      Ab devillier ko lahore ma hona chahya tha

  • m iqbal Aug 26, 2017, 6:12 pm

    Fast boling please give me chance

  • Prince Khan Aug 26, 2017, 3:08 pm

    Virat Kohli,Ab DE Villiars Ko Peshawar Zalmi Squad mein shamilkrna chahiye…..Thats my Request

    • habiii malik Aug 26, 2017, 4:46 pm

      bad request kuch sharam karo apkay plyar ko ipl mein shamil karte hai jo ap khete ho koli ko zalmi mein shamil karo phely sochu phir writng kro.

      • Khalid Khan Aug 29, 2017, 5:14 am

        Are bhai jan AB dillier kiya insan kha jata ha Ab ko multan me he rakho peshawar tab b jeet k dikaye ga our afridI ne bhot galat fasla liya ha karachi jane wala

  • Shayan Al Mahar Aug 26, 2017, 6:08 am

    Ab De villiers konsi team men he

    • ali Aug 29, 2017, 3:19 am

      Multan ma ha bhi jaan

  • arslan khan Aug 25, 2017, 7:40 pm

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  • Hassan Aug 24, 2017, 12:31 pm

    I m happy to come back of Imran Nazir

    • Imran Haider Aug 26, 2017, 2:01 pm

      Welcome back imran nazir……

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