Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Pakistan Super League (PSL) management has announced that Ali Khan Tareen has won the franchise rights for the sixth team.
Reports confirm that Ali Khan Tareen made a bid which exceeded the reserve price.
The reserve price set by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) was $5.21 million per annum for a period of seven years. The reserve price was exceeded by Ali.
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After a tedious process, only two bidders are in contention to become the next owners of the sixth PSL team, likely to be announced today.
According to a PCB official, overwhelming response was received from all across Pakistan but only two candidates have moved on to the final stage of the process.
The statement provided by PCB official, however, is not what has reported in the past few week. Various sources claim that the two parties were actually interested in submitting the bid.
The bidders in contention are as following:
- Ali Khan Tareen
- Son of Jahangir Khan Tareen
- Osman Osman
- Pakistan-born Consortium from South Africa
Both candidates has submitted their bid and are waiting for Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to go through the documentation and make their final announcement, expected to be later today.
The spot for the sixth team opened after Multan Sultans failed to pay their dues to PCB. Their contract was terminated one year after the franchise was handed over to the owners.
Additionally, Ehsan Mani personally also wrote several letters to all the BoG members informing that Multan Sultans had violated their PSL agreement.
The new owners will have the privilege of selecting the name and the city of the sixth team, they can choose Multan Sultans again if they please as well.