Before the Sultans arrived, the first two editions of Pakistan Super League ( PSL) had 5-teams but fulfilling their words and expanding PSL, the management of this T20 league brought on the 6th PSL Team. And for this purpose 5-Regions were shortlisted with keeping in view their performance in the domestic circles.
|Owner:||Schon Properties, Ali Tareen|
|In Urdu:||ملتان سلطان|
|City:||Multan, Punjab, Pakistan|
|Bowling Coach:||Nadeem Khan|
|Team’s Director:||Wasim Akram|
|Home Ground :||Multan Cricket Stadium|
Multan-born batsman Sohaib Maqsood will turn up for his home city in the third season of the HBL Pakistan Super League. He is joined by leg-spinner Irfan Khan and left-arm spinner Kashif Bhatti to make up Multan’s nine picks.Multan Sultans have gone for experience and a strong Pakistani core with this selection, said Asher Schon, President Multan Sultans.We would like to welcome the first nine Sultans on board and we can’t wait for the main draft to build on this selection.
Multan Sultans Owner
One of the richest families of Pakistan Schon Group has bought the newly added Multan team in Pakistan Super League after successful bid at Pakistan Cricket Board. The Schon Group will be paying a hefty $41.6 million in a period of 8 years for this contract. This acquisition, of $5.2 million per year, turns out to be the biggest one in the history of Pakistan Super League.The bid from Schon Group’s end was led by Asher Schon and Khizer Schon, the sons of renowned business leader Nasir Schon who cofounded the Schon Group with his brother Tahir H Schon. Starting off in Singapore in 1982, the peak of Schon group was in 1995 when they owned National Fibres, Schon Bank, Schon Textiles and Pak-China Fertilizers.
Head Coach with experience from across various international leagues, Moody adds a lot of flair and experience to the team.
Director Cricket the real sultan of Pakistani Cricket Wasim Akram heads the cricketing matters of the team.
Multan Sultans Price
Multan Sultans since its inception has been in the news for all the goods. The thing which made PSL fans go crazy about Sultans was that it uncrowned Karachi Kings and became PSL’s Most Expensive Team. Multan Sultan 8-years contract for $41.6 million = $5.2 million Annually.
5-Teams and Selection of Multan Sultans
- Dera Murad Jamali
Multan Sultans Squad
Multan Sultans were superb with their Pre-draft campaign as they got aligned some of the best T20 players for themselves in the squad for PSL 2018 campaign. Before revealing the big names of Multan Sultans squad, it will be pertinent to mention here that in a Pre-draft campaign every of the PSL team was asked to release players with just leaving 9 in their squads so Multan Sultans can get their 9 picks before the PSL 2018 Drafts.
Multan Sultans Squad
- Shoaib Malik (Platinum)
- Kieron Pollard (Platinum)
- Kumar Sangakkara (Diamond & Mentor)
- Sohail Tanvir (Diamond)
- Mohammad Irfan (Gold, Ambassador)
- Junaid Khan (Gold)
- Sohaib Maqsood (Silver)
- Kashif Bhatti (Silver)
- Irfan Khan (Silver)
Multan Sultans PSL Draft 2018
All of the PSL sides have 9-players each and now the remaining picks to complete the squad will take place in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) Drafts 2018, which are most likely to take place at the end of this month.
Multan Sultans Kit
The official kit and logo launch of Multan Sultans took place last month at an event held in Karachi .
Multan Sultans Squad 2018
- Pakistani Players: Shoaib Malik (Captain), Sohail Tanvir , Mohammad Irfan , Junaid Khan , Sohaib Maqsood, Irfan Khan, Kashif Bhatti, Ahmed Shehzad , Mohammad Abbas, Abdullah Shafique, Saif Badar
- International Players: Kumar Sangakkara, Kieron Pollard, Imran Tahir, Darren Bravo, Nicholas Pooran
- Supplementary Pakistan Players: Umar Gul , Umar Siddiq
- Supplementary Foreign Players: Hardus Viljoen, Ross Whiteley
Current Squad With Details
|No.||Name||Nationality||Birth date||Batting style||Bowling style||Contract signed year||Salary||Notes|
|19||Ahmed Shehzad||Pakistani||23 November 1991 (age 25)||Right-hand||Right-arm Leg break||2018||US$50,000||–|
|92||Sohaib Maqsood||Pakistani||15 April 1987 (age 30)||Right-hand||Right-arm Off break||2018||US$25,000||–|
|Abdullah Shafiq||Pakistani||20 November 1999 (age 17)||Right-hand||Right-arm Off break||2018||US$10,000||–|
|Darren Bravo||West Indies||6 February 1989 (age 28)||Left-hand||Right-arm Medium||2018||US$70,000||Overseas|
|Saif Badar||Pakistani||3 July 1998 (age 19)||Right-hand||Right-arm Leg-break googly||2018||US$10,000||–|
|Umar Siddiq||Pakistani||30 December 1992 (age 24)||Left-hand||Right-arm Off break||2018||Disclosed Amount||–|
|18||Shoaib Malik||Pakistani||1 February 1982 (age 35)||Right-hand||Right-arm off break||2018||US$140,000||Captain|
|33||Sohail Tanvir||Pakistani||12 December 1984 (age 32)||Left-hand||Left-arm Medium fast||2018||US$70,000||–|
|55||Kieron Pollard||West Indies||12 May 1987 (age 30)||Right-hand||Right-arm Medium fast||2018||US$140,000||Overseas|
|Kashif Bhatti||Pakistani||25 July 1986 (age 31)||Left-hand||Slow left-arm orthodox||2018||US$25,000||–|
|Ross Whiteley||England||13 September 1988 (age 29)||Left-hand||Left-arm Medium||2018||Disclosed Amount||Overseas|
|11||Kumar Sangakkara||Sri Lanka||27 October 1977 (age 40)||Left-hand||—||2018||US$70,000||Overseas|
|Nicholas Pooran||West Indies||2 October 1995 (age 22)||Left-hand||—||2018||US$25,000||Overseas|
|55||Umar Gul||Pakistani||14 April 1984 (age 33)||Right-hand||Right-arm Fast medium||2018||Disclosed Amount||–|
|76||Mohammad Irfan||Pakistani||6 June 1982 (age 35)||Right-hand||Left-arm Fast||2018||US$50,000||–|
|83||Junaid Khan||Pakistani||24 December 1989 (age 27)||Right-hand||Left-arm Fast||2018||US$50,000||–|
|99||Imran Tahir||South Africa||27 March 1979 (age 38)||Right-hand||Leg-break||2018||US$140,000||Overseas|
|–||Irfan Khan||Pakistani||1 August 1989 (age 28)||Right-hand||Leg-break||2018||US$25,000||–|
|–||Mohammad Abbas||Pakistani||10 March 1990 (age 27)||Right-hand||Right-arm Fast medium||2018||US$25,000||–|
|–||Hardus Viljoen||South Africa||6 March 1989 (age 28)||Right-hand||Right-arm Fast||2018||Disclosed Amount||Overseas|
Management and Coaching Staff
|Wasim Akram||Director & Bowling coach|
|Tom Moody||Head Coach|
|Johan Botha||Assistant Coach|
|Mohammad Wasim||Batting mentor|
|Yasir Malik||Strength & Conditioning coach|
Multan Sultan Terminated by PCB
The chairman of Pakistan cricket Board Ehsan Mani has terminated Multan Sultan which was founded last year in 2017 due to a non-payment. The decision was taken in a Joint press release by the board on 10th November 2018. The owner further stated that the 2019 PSL will be conducted with the same number of matches as played before. The Multan franchise was sold at double the amount for which PCB had in 2015 sold the most valuable PSL team.
Multan Sultan purchased by Ali Tareen
The sixth team of Pakistan Super League Multan Multan, which was terminated by the PCB a few months ago is again in the field as it has been purchased by the young politician of PTI Ali Tareen today on 20th December 2018 in $5.21 million per annum. On Dec 19, the younger Tareen took to Twitter to declare that the bid for the sixth franchise has been submitted. Tareen went on to say, “I have made full efforts to retain the team in South Punjab.” He further added that “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”.