12 January 2024
Multan is all set to buzz with excitement as Multan Sultans will begin their HBL Pakistan Super League 9 campaign at home.
The Mohammad Rizwan-captained team will host all HBL PSL sides from 18 till 25 February at the picturesque Multan Cricket Stadium.
The tournament, as announced by the Pakistan Cricket Board, will commence on 17 February in Lahore and the action will move to Multan next day as Multan Sultans play Karachi Kings in a night game.
The Sultans will then host Islamabad United (20 Feb), Lahore Qalandars (21 Feb), Peshawar Zalmi (23 Feb) and Quetta Gladiators (25 Feb, day game).
Owner and chief executive Ali Tareen: “I am extremely delighted that Multan Sultans will be playing their all home games in front of their own fans in Multan. Whenever Multan Sultans play at the Multan Cricket Stadium, the stadium oozes with passion and love and the atmosphere there is second to none. That same passion, love, and enthusiasm of the people of Multan will be palpable in the weeklong cricket festival in the city and it will make for the perfect beginning for the HBL PSL 9.
“We had back and forth discussions with the PCB about the possibility of playing all our home games in Multan because our fans deserve nothing less than that and I am thankful to the decision-makers at the PCB for awarding the MCS, which is one of the most scenic stadiums in the world, all of our home games.
“We have a brilliant record at the MCS and I am sure that the team that we have put together will bring smiles on the faces of the thousands of Sultans.”
Multan Sultans, the most successful team in the history of the HBL PSL, enjoy a tremendous record at home with seven wins in eight games.
After completing their home leg, the Sultans will travel to Lahore to play Lahore Qalandars on 27 February. Their last four group games are divided equally between Karachi (v KK on 3 March and v QG on 12 March) and Rawalpindi (v PZ on 5 March and v IU, on 10 March).