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PSL: Multan to retain title name ‘Sultans’

Franchise owner Ali Khan Tareen announced the decision

PHOTO COURTESY: Twitter/@PSL

The Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise Multan has decided to retain its title name ‘Sultans’ ahead of the fourth edition.

Franchise owner Ali Khan Tareen announced the decision through a Tweet on his official Twitter account.

“We have decided to retain the old title name on request of thousands of our local fans,” said Tareen. “Although Bahadurs and Malangs was also on the shortlist but wherever we went for people verdict on this, they always showed a preference for the previous name — Multan Sultans.”

Awaam ki awaaz sunn lee. Naam ka faisla ho gaya! pic.twitter.com/LmkLqEgOtI

— Ali Khan Tareen (@aliktareen) January 6, 2019

In December last year, the Multan Consortium led by Ali Khan Tareen had won the franchise rights for the ‘Sixth Team’ of Pakistan Super League (PSL) by exceeding the reserve price.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had stated that the rights have been awarded for a period of seven years.

The fourth edition of PSL is all set to begin on February 14 in United Arab Emirates with eight of its matches scheduled to be played in Pakistan — including the final in Karachi on March 17, 2019.