PSL 2019: Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Jahangir Tareen’s son keen to buy The Sixth Team
Imran Ahmed put forth the process of getting a new owner for the team.
Updated - Nov 27, 2018 6:10 pm
The fourth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) is scheduled to get underway on February 14 and will continue until March 17. The draft was held in Islamabad on November 20 and a number of players were picked up by the six franchise. Among the teams, one team, which was earlier known as Multan Sultans, took part in the draft, with the name ‘The Sixth Team’.
Back on Saturday, November 10, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had terminated the franchise agreement with Schon Properties, a real estate developer. The organisation earlier had the rights of the Sultans and they failed to meet the financial obligations. The team is currently under the PCB.
A new owner?
In the meantime, it has been learned that the franchise may have a new owner going into the future. Ali Khan Tareen, the son of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Jahangir Tareen, has expressed his desire to own the franchise. He has even gone on to have quite a few interactions with the PCB.
“I want to buy the team for the fourth edition of PSL and for this reason I have had two to three meetings with Pakistan Cricket Board officials in Lahore. I have completed the initial work for a tender for PSL 4,” Ali was quoted as saying in Geo News.
However, players’ manager Imran Ahmed put forth the process of getting a new owner for the team. “The ownership of the sixth team will be decided through a tender, which will be released in the first week of December. We are trying that the ownership rights of the sixth team are sold by next month,” Ahmed mentioned.
As far as Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf is concerned, former Pakistan cricketer Imran Khan is its founder. His political party went to win the General Elections, conducted on July 25, beating Pakistan Muslim League (PML) and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP). Currently, Imran is the Honourable Prime Minister of the country.