Quetta Gladiators represents the province of Balochistan and has been bought by Omar Associates for $11 million (USD). Omar Associates were able to get 10-year rights to the franchise for less money as compared to the other four franchises.
In the first Season, Quetta Gladiators played brilliantly lost only 2 games in the group stages and losing in the final.
Peshawar Zalmi represents the Historic City Peshawar the Capital of province KPK. The side was bought by Javed Afridi CEO of the Haier Group for $16 million (USD).
The First Edition was good for them as expected. Losing only 2 out of 8 games in group stages and topped the group but just couldn’t match their performance in the knockouts.
Karachi Kings represents one of the big cities of the world Karachi also the Capital of Province Sindh. The side was bought by Salman Iqbal ARY Media Group for a massive price of $26 million (USD).
The First Edition doesn’t go as that was expected. Losing 6 out of 8 games in group stages despite having a great squad.
Lahore Qalandars represents the heart of Pakistan, Lahore also the Capital of Province Punjab. The Lahore Qalandars franchise was bought by Rana Fawad owner of Qatar Lubricants Ltd. for a massive amount of $24 million (USD).
The First Edition doesn’t go well with them. Losing 6 out of 8 games in group stages and last in the group but they organized their Management Team well after that and also organized Pakistan’s biggest talent hunt program they put great work in that hopefully it would produce results in the coming years both for Lahore Qalandars and Pakistan.
Multan Sultans became the sixth side to join the Pakistan Super League following a bidding procedure. They join the Peshawar Zalmis, Lahore Qalandars, Karachi Kings, Quetta Gladiators, and Islamabad United as the other teams in the competition.
Multan Sultans represents Multan, Punjab acquired by Ali Khan Tareen got its rights in $5.21 million per year for seven years. Wasim Akram, the former Pakistani cricketer, is its director. Multan Cricket Stadium will be their Homeground