Multan Sultans is a Pakistani professional Twenty20 franchise cricket team representing the city of Multan in southern Punjab in the Pakistan Super League (PSL). The team was founded in 2017, when the PCB announced the inclusion of the sixth team. Multan Cricket Stadium is team’s home ground, which has the capacity of hosting 30,000 spectators and has 5 floodlights installed for Day/night cricket match. Shan Masood is the current captain of the team. Ahead of the 2020 PSL, Former England cricket team’s Head coach Andy Flower was appointed as the Head Coach.
After their debut season, Schön Properties who bought the team in 2017, failed to pay their annual fee of US$5.2 million, and thus their contract was terminated. Ali Khan Tareen and Taimoor Malik of Multan Consortium became the new owners of the team, who won the rights of the team on 20 December 2018 for US$6.2 million, opting not to change the name of the team.
Team’s former captain Shoaib Malik and Imran Tahir are team’s leading run-scorer and leading wicket-taker respectively.
On 1 August 2017, it was announced that Wasim Akram would switch his occupied position as the Director of Cricketing Operations from Islamabad United to the Multan Sultans franchise for the 2018 PSL. Earlier, it was rumoured that Waqar Younis will unite with Akram to join the team Multan Sultans, though he replaced Akram’s position at Islamabad United on 14 September.
Team’s logo and kit was revealed in a ceremony, held on 22 September 2017. Owner Asher Schon said, “It is great to see everyone welcoming Multan Sultans, the love and enthusiasm is surreal and makes us feel very proud on making the right choice of the team”. Team director Wasim Akram stated that the third season of PSL will be a treat for the crowd which will now get to see more home games.