ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday Dec 19th, Ali Khan Tareen, son of PTI leader Jahangir Khan Tareen has intended to take the ownership of The Sixth Team and thus he had submitted his bid for franchise rights of Pakistan Super League (PSL)’s unnamed team.
Ali Tareen posted a tweet on his official Twitter account in which he has shared the news stating that he is very keen in keeping the franchise in southern part of Punjab.
Bid submitted. Poori koshish ki hai to retain the team in South Punjab.
— Ali Khan Tareen (@aliktareen) December 19, 2018
It should be vivid that earlier this week, Ali had stated that he is reappraising his decision of the ownership because according to his sources that the team will be costing him more than the actual price.
Last year when Multan Sultans was sold for 5.2m, I felt it was overpriced. A year later the owners failed to pay PCB, leading to new bids. To keep the team in South Punjab, I planned to bid expecting a price around 4m. But khabr hai ke phir 5m cross ho ga. Now Im reconsidering.
— Ali Khan Tareen (@aliktareen) December 16, 2018
This tweet ignited a war of backlashing from media and fans as sharing such confidential information on social sites were considered the violation of regulations and rules.
Earlier this year, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had ceased the agreement of the Multan Sultans’ franchise. This termination was taken place due to the inability of franchise to meet the financial obligations which were stated in the agreement of franchises.
All the rights of the franchise were then restored back to the ownership of PCB as a result of this cessation.
The fourth edition of PSL will go as plan as the PCB has already confirmed that all the six teams will be playing the same number of matches. PCB is intended to take complete responsibility of all player and coach as per contracts. Until any further updates, the unnamed team shall be called “The Sixth Team” of PSL